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2020-01-30 16:02 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – According to the National Weather Service, there is the potential for Missouri to experience serious flooding again in only a few weeks. Last year’s damage repairs are ongoing, while emergency managers, meteorologists, engineers, farmers, and residents monitor weather forecasts, anticipating another spring flood season. 

2019-12-19 22:58 - News Release

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance is available for homeowners, renters and businesses 

2019-10-04 14:14 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs. 

2019-09-12 19:38 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State and federal officials urge Missourians to strongly consider purchasing flood insurance; history shows that on average a flood-related disaster occurs nearly once a year in this state.  

2019-09-10 13:34 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding. 

2019-09-05 14:50 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than $60 million in federal grants, loans and insurance payments have now gone to Missourians to assist in the recovery from this spring and summer’s flooding and tornadoes.  The funds include grants to households from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, payments from the National Flood Insurance Program on insurance claims and low-interest disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration:  

2019-08-30 14:03 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained losses or damage in the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding still have one week left to apply for disaster assistance. September 9 is the deadline to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration.   

2019-08-28 13:46 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes.   

2019-08-27 14:17 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting Jefferson City in Cole County August 29-September 3 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri. The teams will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects.

2019-08-23 15:35 - News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri residents with damage from the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding who haven’t yet registered for disaster assistance need to do so before the September 9 deadline. Find out if you qualify for assistance by registering; only two weeks remain. Let recovery specialists determine your eligibility. Disaster assistance is available from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration.