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

Incident period: May 8, 2009 to May 16, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 19, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 17, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Federal and State Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA and SEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Farmington for six days beginning Monday, July 20 at 1 p.m. The center will provide resources for people affected by the May 8 - 16 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Hours of operation for the center will be: Monday, July 20 from 1 - 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25 will be the last day of business for the center. The DRC address is:
July 17, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers in Polk and Jasper Counties will transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) on Monday, July 20. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available at the DLOCs to meet with residents and business owners to answer questions about the SBA disaster loan program, help complete disaster loan applications and accept completed applications. The DLOCs will be located in Jasper and Polk Counties at the following locations:
July 16, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Those who lost employment as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between May 8 - 16 have one week remaining to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The Missouri Department of Labor's Division of Employment Security will be accepting applications for disaster unemployment claims until July 23. For information about filing a claim, residents should call 800-788-4002.
July 15, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Residents recovering from severe weather in Missouri are urged to be careful of fraud and other scams during recovery efforts. "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will never ask you for bank account information or your Social Security number unless you initiate the call," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Hall. FEMA and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are particularly concerned about people pretending to be employed by FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) or other agencies.
July 15, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Adair County will close Saturday, July 18 at 5 p.m. The DRC location is: Adair County Annex Building300 N. FranklinKirksville, MO 63501 Current hours are: Wednesday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said the DRC is open to serve those affected by the May 8 - 16 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
July 15, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Polk and Jasper Counties will close Saturday, July 18 at 5p.m. The DRC locations are: United Methodist Church501 W. Fourth St.Joplin, MO  64801 Polk County Emergency Management Office/EOC1913 W. Broadway, Suite GBolivar, MO 65613 Current hours are: Wednesday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Missouri, FEMA-1847-DR (PDF 54KB)
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