Less Than Three Weeks Left to Register With FEMA for Disaster Aid

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Release date: 
June 21, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-071

Columbia, Mo. -- Survivors of the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred in Missouri have less than three weeks to register for disaster assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The deadline for all storm survivors to register is Friday, July 8, 2011.

Disaster assistance can include FEMA grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

The disaster recovery process begins by registering with FEMA. The process is free and available three ways: Applicants may register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Those with smartphones may register through m.FEMA.gov. After clicking "Apply Online for FEMA Assistance," you will be directed to www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Those who prefer to register by phone may call the toll-free FEMA registration line, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Telephone registration is available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

FEMA is now providing disaster assistance to residents in 22 Missouri counties. The Presidential Disaster Declaration authorizes disaster assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes in the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Howell, Jasper, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, St. Louis, Scott, Stoddard, Stone, and Taney.

Individuals who have questions about their disaster assistance application are urged to visit one of the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) for a face-to-face meeting with disaster recovery experts.

Storm survivors may visit any Disaster Recovery Center in the state at the following locations:

Bollinger County
First Baptist Church
502 Broadway St.
Marble Hill, MO 63764
Opening: Monday, June 20, 2011, 1 to 6 p.m.
Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until June 22, 2011

Howell County
National Guard Armory
1315 Webster Ave.
West Plains, MO 65775
Opening: Monday, June 20, 2011, 1 to 6 p.m.
Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until June 22, 2011

Jasper County
First Methodist Church
501 W. 4th St.
Joplin, MO 64801
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice

Taylor Performing Arts Center
Missouri Southern State University
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice

Pettis County
Opening: Tuesday, June 20, 2011
Smith-Cotton Junior High School
312 E. Broadway Blvd.
Sedalia, MO 65301
Open: Tuesday, 1 to 6 p.m.
Thereafter, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice

Scott County
103 S. Kingshighway
Sikeston, MO 63801
Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until further notice

New Madrid County
Morehouse Elementary School Cafeteria
420 S. Carroll S...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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