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September 7, 2011
News Release
Columbia, Mo. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in St. Joseph to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property to make it more resistant to future storms. Mitigation advisers will be on hand at a FEMA information booth at the following location: Lowe's3901 N. Belt HighwaySt. Joseph, MO 64506Monday, Sept. 12 -- Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
September 7, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Residents of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte counties who suffered damage from the recent flooding have one month left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The registration deadline is Oct. 11, 2011. That is also the deadline to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations.
September 6, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal and state assistance to flooding survivors in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte counties has surpassed $570,000. Since the president declared the flooding a major disaster, 646 individuals have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. As of close of business Sept. 5, FEMA has approved $570,719 in grants to eligible applicants to help pay for temporary housing, home repair, or other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.
August 31, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missourians who live or work in the six counties under the state's Aug. 12, 2011, presidential disaster declaration may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program. Income compensation under DUA is extended to those whose employment was lost or interrupted as a result of flooding from June 1, 2011, to August 1, 2011. The benefits cover those usually not entitled to unemployment insurance.
August 31, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
August 31, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Disaster officials caution survivors of the recent flooding to be on the lookout for scam artists pretending to be employed by The Federal Emergency Management Agency or another government agency, such as the U.S. Small Business Administration. Authorized FEMA or SBA personnel are required to wear identification at all times, officials say.
August 30, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Missouri announced today the closing of the Disaster Recovery Center at 1106 Main St., Lexington, Mo., at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. The recovery center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today it will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Buchanan County on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, to help survivors of the recent flooding with their applications for federal and state disaster assistance.
August 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The three Disaster Recovery Centers in Buchanan, Holt and Lafayette counties will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in observance of Labor Day. Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are on hand in the recovery centers to meet with storm survivors face-to-face to answer any disaster assistance questions and to help applicants complete their SBA disaster loan applications. Disaster survivors may visit any center at the following locations:
August 26, 2011
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are contacting applicants in disaster-designated counties whose primary home sustained damage from the recent flooding in Missouri. Designated counties include Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte. Federal assistance to individuals and households may include grants to help pay for rental housing, essential home repairs and other disaster-related expenses.

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