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Missouri Severe Winter Storm (DR-1822)

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Incident period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 17, 2009


March 26, 2009 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $135,849,619.02 $25,954,608.05 $109,071,876.09
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Missouri, FEMA-1822-DR (PDF 23KB)