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 9, 2008
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:
December 8, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After the September flooding, many homeowners and businesses learned too late that their insurance did not cover flood damages. Time and time again, far too many individuals shoulder these burdens without the financial cushion of flood insurance. In some instances, people have been told they cannot buy flood insurance because of where they live, or because they have flooded before.
December 5, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than $3.4 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 4, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the West End Recreation Center, 724 Union Blvd. in the City of St. Louis will end operations at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. However, another DRC in University City is available for applicants to visit and is in close proximity to the West End Recreation Center.
December 3, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in the St. Louis area 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 3, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for homeowners and residents, as well as businesses and private non-profit organizations, in the disaster-designated counties of Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Howell, Jefferson, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Osage, Schuyler, St. Charles, St. Louis, Stone, Taney, Texas, and Webster Counties and the Independent City of St. Louis.