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

May 29, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day in Butler, Mississippi, New Madrid, and Taney counties according to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) The DRCs in Jasper County will remain open through the holiday weekend. Memorial Day hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All Missouri DRCs will open again Tuesday, May 31, 2011 until further notice at the locations and times stated below:
May 26, 2011
News Release
Columbia, Mo. -- Missourians who live or work in the 15 counties under the state's May 9, 2011 Presidential Disaster Declaration may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. Applications must be filed by the deadlines to be considered for benefits. 
May 26, 2011
News Release
Columbia, Mo. – Missouri survivors of the recent devastating severe storms, flooding and tornadoes should not forego registering for federal and state disaster assistance because they think it may keep the assistance from reaching their less-fortunate neighbors. Federal and state officials assured Missouri residents that there is enough disaster assistance available for all who qualify.
May 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri storm survivors who already have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and have experienced additional damage from subsequent severe storms should call FEMA’s Disaster Helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), to report their new damage. FEMA helpline workers then will request a re-inspection of the damaged property.
May 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The State of Missouri, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open an additional Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Friday, May 27, 2011, at 9 a.m., at the Taylor Performing Arts Center, Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Rd. in Joplin. The DRC will close Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, and reopen Monday, May 30.
May 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Though survivors of Sunday’s deadly tornadoes in Joplin have lost much, one company seeks to ease their burden by providing self-service storage services. A community partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U-Haul Co. of Missouri offers 30 days of free storage to tornado survivors in Joplin.

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