FEMA Dispels Rumor Regarding Disaster Recovery

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January 31, 2009
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A false rumor circulating in the hard-hit Bootheel and southern Missouri areas states the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse anyone who has purchased a generator in recent weeks.

FEMA does not reimburse generator purchases, except in extremely rare circumstances of documented medical or extraordinary needs.

FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

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