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 15, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As the opening day of the 2011-2012 school year quickly approaches, families who lost homes to the May tornado look forward to that normal routine as they settle into temporary homes. Through coordination and teamwork since the early days of the tornado, the state-led Disaster Housing Task Force has worked toward the goal of providing housing to all families with school-aged children prior to the opening of school on Aug. 17. More than 200 families with children have received keys to temporary housing units.
August 15, 2011
News Release
Columbia, Mo. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Joplin two additional weeks to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future tornado and flood damage. Mitigation advisers will be on hand at a FEMA information booth at the following location: Lowe's2600 Range Line RoadJoplin, MO 64804Open Aug. 12 -- Aug. 26Monday -- Saturday9 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
August 13, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As the beginning of the school year in Joplin approaches, the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. Even children.
August 12, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Survivors of the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that struck Missouri between April 19 and June 6, 2011, have just two weeks left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline for all disaster survivors to register for FEMA assistance is Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. That is also the deadline to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans.
August 12, 2011
News Release
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Temporary athletic fields are being constructed as part of a federally funded mission assignment to help the Joplin Schools recover after an EF5 tornado. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Joplin Schools joined in a partnership to provide students and fans with a place to cheer on the Joplin Eagles as they celebrate victories both on the field and in the reconstruction of their city.
August 11, 2011
News Release
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Students of Joplin schools will resume classes next week, many of them in temporary modular classrooms provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). School begins Aug. 17, almost three months after an EF5 tornado prematurely ended their spring semester.

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