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

September 2, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) has worked hard to aid Joplin community rebuilding efforts. Although the campus suffered no damage from the storm, MSSU quickly extended its resources to respond to the impact of the EF5 tornado which battered the cities of Joplin, Duquesne and surrounding areas.
September 2, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Four months ago, the city of Morehouse, Mo., was swamped by floodwaters and remained submerged for 10 days, sustaining water damage in almost two-thirds of its residences. Now the town faces an uphill battle to become what it once was, says Mayor Pete Leija. "We were underwater before we really realized what was going on," Leija said. "A lot of people wanted to come back and move back into their homes, and they didn't realize what kind of damage floodwater really does. People are just now facing reality."
August 31, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missourians affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have received $77,492,777 in approved disaster grants and loans, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It has been more than three months since the president declared a major disaster in Missouri for the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between April 19 and June 6, 2011.
August 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal recovery assistance will be available after the Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Missouri in Joplin closes Sept. 10. "Help is still just a phone call or a mouse click away," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. "Folks in Missouri still have access to the FEMA assistance process by calling the toll-free helpline."
August 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Joplin Disaster Recovery Center will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, for the Labor Day weekend. The Joplin recovery center is located at the Landmark Center Shopping Mall, 2640 E. 32nd St., Suite 5, Joplin, MO 64804. Regular operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 25, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Individuals who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency can check their registration status by phone or online. Survivors of the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that struck Missouri between April 19 and June 6, 2011, who have not yet registered with FEMA are urged to do so before the Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, deadline.

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