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April 2, 2009
Disaster Federal Register Notice
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. -- 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.
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 4, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Teams of disaster recovery experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local officials are conducting assessments in the Bootheel and southern Missouri areas to determine what types of federal assistance may be offered as a result of damage from the January ice storm.
February 3, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There are less than scrupulous contractors out there, who prey on people in difficult circumstances. Even more incredible are the fake offers of state and federal aid to disaster victims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) encourage Missouri property owners to beware of scam artists that tend to follow disasters. "Beware of imposters," said Tom Hall, FEMA's federal coordinating officer for disaster operations in Missouri. "FEMA and SEMA representatives always wear photo IDs."
February 1, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As victims of the recent ice storm turn to the task of cleaning up debris, the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge them to exercise caution. Many jobs will require the use of tools and machinery that, if used improperly, could result in serious injury or death. The chain saw is one of the most efficient and productive power tools used for debris clean up. If  used improperly it can be dangerous. To avoid harm, follow these simple instructions:

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