Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1980)

Incident period: April 19, 2011 to June 6, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 9, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 6, 2012
News Release
JOPLIN, Mo. -- On February 6, households residing in Federal Emergency Management Agency mobile homes in Joplin dropped below 500, recovery officials said today. Mobile home occupancy peaked at 586 on October 3, 2011.  As of February 6, 491 units are occupied  "This is an encouraging benchmark of the continuing Joplin recovery," Federal Coordinating Officer Stephen Thompson of FEMA, said.  "Housing in Joplin and nearby areas is coming on line and survivors are finding permanent residency."
December 8, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missourians with disaster-related unmet needs even after receiving state and federal disaster assistance now can access disaster case management services. The state of Missouri has received a grant of more than $5.3 million to help the long-term recovery of individuals and families affected by the severe storms, tornados and flooding that struck the state this spring, according to federal recovery officials.
December 5, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At the request of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), The Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the Environmental Protection Agency to assist with the retrieval of orphan drums from Big Oak Tree State Park. Big Oak Tree State Park is located in Mississippi County.
December 2, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The state of Missouri, Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance program has obligated $23,062,105 to the state of Missouri for reimbursements of disaster-related expenses and damage in local communities caused by severe storms, tornados and flooding April 19 through June 6, 2011. The Public Assistance program provides grants to reimburse disaster related emergency protective measures, debris removal and repair or restoration of disaster damaged infrastructure.
November 22, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- When a destructive tornado bore down on the town of Sedalia, Mo. only days after a devastating twister struck Joplin, Pettis County residents were fortunate to have a forward thinking emergency manager who sent out warning messages by way of non-traditional communication methods such as email, Facebook and Twitter. Sedalia is the county seat of Pettis County and home to just over 20,000 people.
November 16, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Six months after the May 22 EF-5 tornado destroyed a large section of the city of Joplin, Jasper and Newton counties have received an estimated $174 million in federal assistance provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through various programs, according to federal recovery officials. Within 24 hours of the tornado, FEMA senior leadership and regional staff arrived in Joplin to assist with response and recovery operations. FEMA continues to have a strong presence in Joplin.

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