Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado (DR-1809)

Incident period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 13, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 12, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than $4.4 million in disaster aid has been approved in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for Missouri residents suffering damage from the severe storms, flooding and tornado during the period of Sept. 11-24, state and federal officials announced today.
December 12, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Fulton and Linn to offer businesses and homeowners tips on how to repair and rebuild in a way to make properties less susceptible to damage from future disasters.  Information will be available on how to prevent or lessen the effects of future water and wind damage, building a safe room, and even avoiding earthquake damage. 
December 11, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.? -- Missouri residents affected by recent flooding can request legal assistance through a toll-free legal hot line operated by the Young Lawyers Section of The Missouri Bar, emergency officials announced today.
December 10, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As those affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornado during the period of Sept. 11-24 begin to receive disaster assistance checks, federal and state officials want to remind them to use the money carefully. Thus far, more than $3.7 million in federal grants has been approved for housing and other disaster-related needs. "It is our responsibility to help those affected by the devastating flooding, and at the same time, make sure that the taxpayers' money is spent correctly," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Hall.
December 9, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Lincoln County Fire Station No. 4, 725 Highway KK in Troy will end operations at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008.  However, the DRC in University City continues to remain open for applicants to visit. The University City DRC will change hours of operation on Saturdays beginning Dec. 13. New hours for Saturday are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Weekday operating hours will remain 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The DRC is closed Sundays. It is located at the Centennial Commons Building, 7210 Olive Blvd., in University City, MO 63130.
December 9, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Reconstructing flood-damaged property to be flood-resistant can save money, time, and grief the next time floodwaters rise, according to specialists from the State Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Here are some tips from FEMA's Mitigation experts to protect property from flooding:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Missouri, FEMA-1809-DR (PDF 38KB)
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