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Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1847)

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Incident period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 19, 2009


October 19, 2009 - News Release

Jefferson City, Missouri – Beginning in December 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $495 million in disaster assistance for nine separate disasters that hit the state. FEMA worked closely with the State of Missouri and local governments to assist Missourians in recovering from the disasters. The assistance included:

July 31, 2009 - News Release

Jefferson City, Missouri -- More than $4.4 million in disaster assistance has been approved in the six weeks since President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Missouri. The disaster declaration is a result of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 8 - 16. As of Thursday, the latest figures were:

July 28, 2009 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) currently open in Fredericktown will transition to a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Monday, Aug. 3. Hours for the DRC are Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 1 will be the last day of operation as a DRC.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 1,241 $5,417,824.37 $5,010,124.02 $407,700.35
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 02:15 (Updated daily)

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 $27,072,334.75 $5,608,318.67 $20,995,181.77
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Missouri, FEMA-1847-DR (PDF 54KB)