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August 22, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Aug. 26, 2011 is the last day to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges Missourians who suffered damage or loss from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between April 19 and June 6, 2011, and received a disaster loan application from the SBA to complete and return the application by the Aug. 26 deadline. Completing and returning the application is a critical step in the recovery process.
August 19, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- There is only one week left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Aug. 26, 2011, is the registration deadline for individuals whose property suffered damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between April 19 and June 6, 2011.
August 18, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center at the Landmark Center Shopping Mall in Joplin will be changing its weekend hours. Beginning Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, the Landmark Center Shopping Mall DRC at 2640 E. 32nd St., Suite 5, in Joplin will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The DRC will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
August 17, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As school starts Aug. 17, members of crisis counseling teams dedicated to working with children are in each school to assist tornado-impacted students in adjusting to their new settings.
August 16, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Less than two weeks remain for homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding and live in one of 25 Missouri counties designated for federal and state assistance to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 16, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A host of volunteer efforts are putting backpacks on Joplin students' shoulders, pencils in their hands and smiles on their faces as they go back to school. The new school facilities are ready to welcome them back, thanks in part to volunteers.
August 15, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As the opening day of the 2011-2012 school year quickly approaches, families who lost homes to the May tornado look forward to that normal routine as they settle into temporary homes. Through coordination and teamwork since the early days of the tornado, the state-led Disaster Housing Task Force has worked toward the goal of providing housing to all families with school-aged children prior to the opening of school on Aug. 17. More than 200 families with children have received keys to temporary housing units.
August 15, 2011
News Release
Columbia, Mo. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Joplin two additional weeks to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future tornado and flood damage. Mitigation advisers will be on hand at a FEMA information booth at the following location: Lowe's2600 Range Line RoadJoplin, MO 64804Open Aug. 12 -- Aug. 26Monday -- Saturday9 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
August 13, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As the beginning of the school year in Joplin approaches, the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. Even children.
August 12, 2011
News Release
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Temporary athletic fields are being constructed as part of a federally funded mission assignment to help the Joplin Schools recover after an EF5 tornado. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Joplin Schools joined in a partnership to provide students and fans with a place to cheer on the Joplin Eagles as they celebrate victories both on the field and in the reconstruction of their city.

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