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
August 10, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Only $6,708 of simple design improvements made in 2008 to a retaining wall in Ellington, MO saved the town from damage after even heavier flooding this summer. In 2008, heavy storms washed out an existing retaining wall and flooded most of the town. The water rushed behind the straight retaining wall, caused the foundation to cave and the walls washed away, leaving the town under three feet of water. In 2011, Ellington received 30 inches of rain in 30 days and flood water remained elevated for almost 10 days, yet the wall held.
August 10, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Additional opportunities to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be provided by the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and FEMA at the AAA office in Joplin Thursday, Aug. 11, and at senior centers Aug. 18. Seniors and people with access and functional needs affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 19 to June 6, 2011, may need a hand applying for disaster assistance before the registration deadline on Aug. 26, according to state and federal disaster officials.
August 3, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. – After serving New Madrid County for 71 days (in two segments) and seeing 1,160 applicants, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Morehouse will close its doors Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at 6 p.m. according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The DRC for New Madrid County is located in the Morehouse School Cafeteria at 420 S. Carroll Street and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 2, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Because the safety of families is of utmost concern to the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA), safe rooms will be installed in the mobile home communities before survivors move into the parks. Construction of the sites moved ahead of original plan because of an expedited pad installation schedule. The first four safe room units are projected to arrive in Joplin Thursday, Aug. 4. FEMA is in daily communication with the Corps of Engineers to track delivery progress.
July 29, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges 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) to complete and return the application by the Aug. 26, 2011, deadline. Completing and returning the application is a critical step in the recovery process.
July 28, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At the request of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to register for state and federal disaster assistance. The new deadline is Aug. 26, 2011.