Missouri Severe Winter Storm (EM-3303)

Incident period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009
Emergency Declaration declared on January 30, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 17, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Bootheel residents facing the clean-up of debris in the aftermath of the recent ice storm are urged to proceed with caution. Trees may have broken limbs lodged in the branches, which could fall at any time. Help for the elderly, or persons in need, is available. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers tips on clearing debris. Here are some things to remember during the recovery process:
February 13, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A rumor that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hiring contractors to remove ice storm debris from private citizen or business property in Missouri is false, federal and state officials said today. Neither FEMA nor the state will reimburse private citizens for expenses incurred in removing debris from private property.
February 9, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Joint teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will go to select Missouri counties, collecting data on the extent of damage to homes and businesses affected by the January ice storm.
February 9, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As the federal response to the January ice storm shifts from response to recovery, teams of federal, state, and local emergency managers are spreading out across the Bootheel region and southern Missouri to assess the damage. These assessments, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are the first step in determining what types of federal assistance might be offered.? Missourians are cautioned to be wary of false claims or offers of disaster assistance, and of rumors that aid is forthcoming before a federal disaster declaration is made.
February 5, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians have not been given potentially contaminated peanut butter products as part of the disaster assistance being delivered by federal and state emergency management agencies following the January ice storm. Commercial meal kits manufactured by Boca Grande Foods and assembled by Red Cloud Food Services with peanut butter packets were distributed as part of the recovery efforts in neighboring Arkansas and Kentucky. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is assisting with the recall efforts for those products.
February 5, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Highway fatalities as a result of the January ice storm highlight the need to beware of dangers including ice, stalled vehicles, debris in the road, and still-closed roads. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) warn Missouri drivers to exercise extreme caution when driving in winter or hazardous weather conditions.

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