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2011-09-19 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Recovery officials from the state of Missouri and the Federal Emergency Management Agency offer some ways to speed recovery in the disaster-designated counties of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte.

2011-09-19 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal and state assistance to flood survivors in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte counties has surpassed $1.5 million. As of close of business Sept. 18, $1,586,344 has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration to help disaster survivors recover.

2011-09-16 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will participate in two Homeowner Cleanup Workshops Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 to provide information on cleaning and rebuilding after damaging floods. The two events begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the following locations: Wednesday, Sept. 21T. J. Hall112 S Main StreetOregon, MO 64473 Thursday, Sept. 22Velma Houts Fair Building (Atchison County Fairgrounds)201 E Hwy 136Rock Port, MO 64482

2011-09-15 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge individuals and business owners in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte counties who have received a disaster loan application from the SBA to complete and return the application by the Oct. 11, 2011, deadline. Applying for an SBA disaster loan is a critical step in the recovery process.

2011-09-14 04:00 - News Release

Columbia, Mo. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Savannah 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: Ware's Home Center502 W Market St.Savannah, MO 64485Monday, Sept. 19 -- Saturday, Sept. 24Monday -- Friday, 8 a.m. -- 5:30 p.m.Saturday, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

2011-09-13 04:00 - News Release

COLUMBIA, MO. -- As floodwaters in northwest Missouri recede, inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be able to access homes of survivors who have registered for assistance. If you are already registered with FEMA for assistance, it is important to stay in touch with FEMA to let them know when your home becomes accessible for a damage inspection.

2011-09-09 04:00 - News Release

Columbia, Mo. -- Ten Missouri counties are now designated for Public Assistance funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Missouri following the major disaster declaration of August 12, 2011. Jurisdictions and certain nonprofits providing a government-like service in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Cooper, Holt, Lafayette, Platte, Ray and Saline counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funding.

2011-09-07 04:00 - 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.

2011-09-07 04:00 - 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.

2011-09-06 04:00 - 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.