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

June 6, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Found in a flooded, steel culvert, claws worn away, a chocolate Labrador Retriever desperately clung to life as it fought to keep its head above water in the aftermath of Joplin's devastating tornado last week. Though he had been missing for three days, Sampson was finally reunited with his family this week through the diligent disaster efforts of volunteers at the Joplin Humane Society.
June 5, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- State of Missouri and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today that a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open in McDonald County. The MDRC will be located at the Pineville Fire Department, 205 Jessie James Road in Pineville, MO 64856. The unit will be open Monday, June 6, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The MRDC will close on Saturday, June 11, at 6 p.m.
June 4, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the closing of the Duquesne FEMA-Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located behind City Hall at 4010 E. 15th Place, at 6 p.m. today. Federal and state officials urge applicants, who have not already done so, to visit the Duquesne DRC this last day of operation for a face-to-face meeting with disaster recovery experts. Applicants who are unable to visit the DRC, however, may get their questions answered by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or by visiting any of the other DRCs still operating. They are:
June 2, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Amid the destruction left behind in Joplin 11 days ago by a devastating tornado, thousands of volunteers from across the country have arrived on the city’s doorstep donating their time and expertise to help the city get back on its feet. Nearly 1,000 new volunteers register daily with the city’s Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) on the Missouri Southern State University campus.
June 2, 2011
News Release
COLUMIBA, Mo. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency experts who can offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm and flood damage will be in Rolla at the Route 66 Summerfest this Saturday, June 4, 2011.   Mitigation advisors will be on hand from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with suggestions to help home and business owners protect property against wind and flooding. The FEMA information booth will be at the Festival lots located at Oak and 9th Street in Rolla.
June 2, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The resiliency of Missourians is evident in the work of all community partners involved in the effort to recover from the recent severe weather. Ensuring that everyone who is eligible for assistance has registered is part of the community effort. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging people to reach out to those who might have temporarily relocated after the tornado to encourage them to register for assistance.

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