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2011-10-07 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal and state assistance to help Missouri flood survivors recover has topped $3.9 million.    As of close of business Oct. 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.6 million in federal grants and the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $2.3 million in federal disaster loans to residents of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte counties affected by recent flooding.

2011-10-05 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The two Disaster Recovery Centers in Buchanan and Holt counties will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in observance of Columbus Day. Normal hours of operation will resume at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11.  

2011-10-04 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At the request of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from flooding to register for state and federal disaster assistance. Residents of the following six Missouri counties are eligible to register for disaster assistance: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette, and Platte. The new deadline is Nov. 10, 2011.

2011-09-27 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Residents of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte counties have less than two weeks to apply for federal disaster aid. The deadline for survivors of the recent flooding from June 1 to Aug. 1, 2011, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and with the U.S. Small Business Administration is Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. To date, more than $2.4 million in federal grants and loans has been approved for assistance to more than 700 flood survivors.

2011-09-27 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance funding is now available for Howard County as a result of the recent flooding from June 1 to Aug. 1, 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Missouri announced Friday. Local governments and certain nonprofits providing a government-like service in Howard County can now apply for FEMA reimbursements under the Public Assistance program.

2011-09-23 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) may host representatives from many government agencies, including the Small Business Administration and the IRS: however, survivors may also benefit from some time across the table from a Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialist.

2011-09-22 04:00 - News Release

Columbia, Mo. – Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Rock Port 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: DO It Best Hardware 304 S Main Street Rock Port, MO 64482Monday, Sept. 26 – Wednesday, Sept. 288 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

2011-09-22 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Individuals who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency can check their registration status by phone or online. To check a registration status, applicants may call FEMA's toll-free Helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Applicants should be able to provide their Social Security number or their FEMA registration number before calling the Helpline.

2011-09-21 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Important papers and family records may be soaked by rising flood waters, but there are ways to recover and preserve them.  Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state of Missouri and the National Archives offer some tips that may help dry your family papers.

2011-09-20 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency officials urge flood survivors returning to their homes in northwest Missouri to consider carefully whether to repair or replace flood-damaged appliances and equipment. Deciding whether to repair or replace gas and electrical appliances damaged by dirty floodwaters can be difficult. Deciding to salvage or replace damaged equipment will be influenced by the length of time in the water, the level of the flooding and the amount of coverage allowed by the insurance and flood-relief programs.