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July 27, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At the close of business Thursday, July 28, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Taylor Performing Arts Center in Joplin will move to the Landmark Center Shopping Mall in Joplin to reopen Friday morning at 9 a.m. The new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) /State DRC is at the following location: Jasper CountyLandmark Center Shopping Mall2640 E. 32nd St.Suite 5Joplin, MO 64804Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.
July 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an Immediate Services Program (ISP) grant for more than $1.5 million to the Missouri Department of Mental Health for crisis counseling services for survivors of the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.
July 25, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready Campaign, in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council, today announced the launch of new web tools that will make it easier for individuals and organizations throughout the nation to join the 2011 National Preparedness Month (NPM) coalition and pledge their support to help prepare their families, businesses and communities for emergencies of all kinds.
July 22, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At the close of business Saturday, July 23, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at First Methodist Church will transition to the Taylor Performing Arts Center in Joplin. The DRC at the First Methodist Church is currently open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 22, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Two months after the devastating EF-5 tornado ripped through the peaceful city of Joplin, disaster recovery efforts remain in full swing. State and federal disaster assistance has increased $26 million this month, totaling over $41 million for residents and businesses in the counties of Jasper and Newton.
July 21, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges owners of homes and other buildings to get appropriate building permits before they begin any construction work on their property damaged by high winds, tornadoes or flooding. Permits are especially important for structures located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA), also known as 100-year floodplains. This is an area that has a one percent chance of flooding in a given year, or an area vulnerable to frequent flooding.
July 21, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Seniors and people with disabilities affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding April 19 to June 6, 2011, may need a hand applying for disaster assistance, said state and federal disaster officials. "We respect the independence of seniors and those with special needs, but urge them to play it safe and register now," said Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. "The aftermath of a disaster can be especially difficult. They may not be aware of what help is available and, because of that, haven't registered for disaster assistance."
July 19, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the closing of the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Smith-Cotton Junior High School, 312 E. Broadway, in Sedalia, Mo., at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011. The Pettis County DRC is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Missourians may visit any DRC throughout the state. The locations and hours of operation of other DRCs currently open are: Jasper County
July 19, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Anyone who has questions about disaster assistance the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided in the Missouri disaster response and recovery effort may turn to several sources for help. Call Now:
July 18, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missourians who suffered damage or loss from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding and received a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are urged to complete and return the application by the July 29, 2011 deadline. Doing so will ensure the applicants are considered for the full range of disaster assistance that may be available to them.

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