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

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. -- 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 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 18, 2011
News Release
Columbia, Mo. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Bridgeton to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm and flood damage. Mitigation advisors will be on hand at a FEMA information booth at the following location: Lowe's11974 Paul Mayer Ave.Bridgeton, MO 63044Open July 20 through 248 a.m. -- 6 p.m.

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