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:
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.
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.
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