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September 15, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Engineering, flood insurance and mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be among state, federal and local experts available to answer questions and provide resources for disaster survivors Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Recovery Roundup, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.
September 9, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal and state officials will continue to assist with the city of Joplin's recovery long after the Disaster Recovery Center closes Sept. 10. Long-term recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with voluntary agencies and other interested parties to continue the recovery that has begun in Joplin. "FEMA will remain present in Joplin to make sure tornado survivors get the help they need," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Karl. "We urge anyone with questions to give the FEMA Helpline a call."
September 7, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The clock is ticking on the closing of the Disaster Recovery Center in Joplin, but federal recovery assistance will remain available on the Internet or by phone. The center at Landmark Center Shopping Mall, 2640 E. 32nd St., Suite 5 closes at 1 p.m., Sept. 10.
September 2, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) has worked hard to aid Joplin community rebuilding efforts. Although the campus suffered no damage from the storm, MSSU quickly extended its resources to respond to the impact of the EF5 tornado which battered the cities of Joplin, Duquesne and surrounding areas.
September 2, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Four months ago, the city of Morehouse, Mo., was swamped by floodwaters and remained submerged for 10 days, sustaining water damage in almost two-thirds of its residences. Now the town faces an uphill battle to become what it once was, says Mayor Pete Leija. "We were underwater before we really realized what was going on," Leija said. "A lot of people wanted to come back and move back into their homes, and they didn't realize what kind of damage floodwater really does. People are just now facing reality."
August 31, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missourians affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have received $77,492,777 in approved disaster grants and loans, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It has been more than three months since the president declared a major disaster in Missouri for the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between April 19 and June 6, 2011.
August 31, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
August 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal recovery assistance will be available after the Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Missouri in Joplin closes Sept. 10. "Help is still just a phone call or a mouse click away," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. "Folks in Missouri still have access to the FEMA assistance process by calling the toll-free helpline."
August 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Joplin Disaster Recovery Center will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, for the Labor Day weekend. The Joplin recovery center is located at the Landmark Center Shopping Mall, 2640 E. 32nd St., Suite 5, Joplin, MO 64804. Regular operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 25, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Individuals who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency can check their registration status by phone or online. Survivors of the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that struck Missouri between April 19 and June 6, 2011, who have not yet registered with FEMA are urged to do so before the Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, deadline.

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