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.-- 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 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. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is opening in Taney and Stone counties to provide face-to-face assistance to those suffering damages from the severe storms, flooding and tornado during the period of Sept. 11-24: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency announced the following location and hours: Taney County DRC Rockaway Beach Community Center 2753 State Highway 176 Rockaway Beach, MO 65740
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.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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