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 3, 2008
News Release
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.
December 2, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance to individuals and households is now available in Jefferson and Howell counties. These counties have been added to the initial 15 counties and City of St. Louis declared Nov. 13 for FEMA's individual assistance. The action makes a wide range of programs available to residents, such as funding for temporary disaster housing assistance, replacement grants for serious disaster-related needs, and expenses not covered by insurance or assistance programs.
December 2, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the aftermath of the severe storms, flooding and tornado during the period of Sept. 11-24, many agencies are combing counties, towns, and neighborhoods to help Missouri communities as residents recover.  Residents and officials of the counties recently approved to receive federal assistance can expect telephone calls and personal contact from representatives of these organizations.
November 28, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Nearly $2.8 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.
November 26, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If you've registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), expect a phone call from one of the agency's representatives to inspect the damage. On-site inspections are an important early step that helps speed aid to homeowners and renters affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornado during Sept. 11-24, 2008.
November 26, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Federal and state officials announce all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Sundays, effective Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008. Hours of operation will remain 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until further notice. DRCs in the designated counties serve those affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornado during the period of Sept. 11-24. Locations for the Disaster Recovery Centers are shown below:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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