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Federal Disaster Assistance To Missourians Tops $2.8 Million

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Release date: 
July 17, 2009
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The registration deadline for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is August 18 for those impacted by the May 8 - 16 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Recovery officials urge Missouri residents who have not yet done so to register online at or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Phone lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

To date, 2,111 individuals have registered for federal disaster assistance. More than $2.6 million has been approved for temporary housing and home repairs, and more than $214,000 in Other Needs Assistance has been approved for personal property loss, medical costs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.

Disaster Recover Centers

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are currently open in locations across the state. After registering with FEMA, it is not necessary to visit a DRC. The centers are provided for those who may want to speak in person with a disaster recovery specialist. 

DRC services include checking the status of a claim, getting answers to questions about the recovery status and reviewing information FEMA needs to process an individual's claim. Recovery specialists also can supply contacts for other programs that may be available for further assistance.

The following DRCs will be closing Saturday, July 18:

Polk County Emergency Management Office/EOC
1913 W. Broadway, Suite G
Bolivar, MO 65613

Buffalo City Hall
102 N. Poplar
Buffalo, MO 65622

United Methodist Church
501 W. Fourth St.
Joplin, MO 64801

Adair County Annex Building
300 N. Franklin
Kirksville, MO 63501

Meadow Heights School
1 Highway 72 E
Patton, MO 63662

The following DRCs are closing Tuesday, July 21:

Ellington City Hall
100 Tubbs Ave
Ellington, MO 63638

Texas County Justice Center
519 North Grand, Room 104
Houston, MO 65483

The following DRC will be open Monday, July 20 - Saturday, July 25:

Farmington Regional Airport
1436 Perrine Road
Farmington, MO 63640

The following DRC will be open until further notice: 

419 Newberry
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Customer Service Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at the centers to answer questions about the SBA's low-interest disaster loan program for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private non-profit organizations. These loans are to repair or replace real estate and/or personal property damaged by the sever storms in May.

Individual assistance is available in the following counties: Adair, Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Madison, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, Shannon, Texas, Washington, and Webster counties.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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