Missouri Severe Winter Storm (DR-1822)
Incident period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 17, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 26, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Winter storms, ice, flooding, and tornadoes made 2008 a year like few others in Missouri. Beginning with the December 2007 ice storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinated recovery efforts for seven separate disasters that hit the state last year. More than $181 million in disaster assistance was provided to individuals, businesses and qualifying nonprofit organizations, and to state and local governments.
March 13, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Flooding can occur almost anywhere if enough rain falls in a short period of time. Residents of Missouri know only too well the devastating effects that flood can have on lives and property. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) urge residents to buy flood insurance protection.
March 6, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Floods, especially flash foods, kill more people each year than any other weather phenomenon. March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are reminding residents about the dangers of floods. Flooding was widespread in Missouri last year and caused millions of dollars in damage to private property and infrastructure.
February 27, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Advance planning and quick response is the key to saving lives when confronted with tornadoes. Severe storms that often spawn tornadoes can approach quickly, and there may be only a short time to make a life-or-death decision. March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) encourages Missourians to prepare ahead for the worst.
February 24, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the addition of Barry County to the list of counties eligible for federal disaster assistance for damage to public property from the severe winter ice storm January 26-28. The additional assistance is based on a review by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
February 17, 2009
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for Missouri. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: