Archive for August, 2011

Federal Disaster Grants, Loans in Missouri top $77 million

August 30, 2011

COLUMBIA, MO. — Missourians affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have received $77,492,777 in approved disaster grants and loans, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It has been more than three months since the president declared a major disaster in Missouri for the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between April 19 and June 6, 2011. “Although the registration period for assistance to individuals Read More

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City to provide information about building assistance programs

August 30, 2011

As Joplin residents continue their recovery from the May 22 tornado, and  begin the rebuilding process, City officials will provide information about various incentives and assistance programs that may help them in this next phase. “There are a variety of resources that our citizens may be able to utilize in their home repairs and rebuilding,” said City Manager Mark Rohr. “We have researched different means that could provide low interest rates on loans, opportunities to receive Read More

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Recovery assistance available after center closes

August 27, 2011

COLUMBIA, MO. — Federal recovery assistance will be available after the Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Missouri in Joplin closes Sept. 10. “Help is still just a phone call or a mouse click away,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. “Folks in Missouri still have access to the FEMA assistance process by calling the toll-free helpline.” The Disaster Recovery Center at Landmark Center Read More

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Gov. Nixon announces plans to build playground for Joplin children living in temporary FEMA housing

August 26, 2011

JOPLIN, MO. — Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that children and families living in temporary FEMA housing in Joplin will soon have a new playground, thanks to resources made available by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “All children need a place to play, a place to run, to climb, and slide. There are currently more than 300 children living in temporary FEMA housing in Joplin, they deserve a safe and accessible Read More

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City Defines Demolition to Include Removal of Foundations

August 26, 2011

Now that the demolition of tornado-damaged structures is well underway, City officials want to be sure residential property owners understand one important detail: Demolition may still apply to you! “It’s easy to think that demolition only means tearing down wrecked houses,” said Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr.  “But if you have any concrete on your property such as slabs, basements, footings, crawl spaces or driveways that aren’t going to be reused; we need you to get that removed Read More

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Citizens Advisory Recovery Team offers results from citizens’ meetings

August 26, 2011

After meeting with citizens and gathering their ideas and comments through meetings and internet websites, the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team has prioritized the input into a booklet entitled “Recovery Themes: Citizens Preferences and Comments”. This information is now available on the City’s website at www.joplinmo.org. It can also be found at www.joplincc.com or www.rebuildjoplin.com. As the community moves forward in the rebuilding phase the CART encourages all citizens to get Read More

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Check Your Disaster Assistance Status With FEMA

August 25, 2011

COLUMBIA, MO. – Individuals who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency can check their registration status by phone or online. Survivors of the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that struck Missouri between April 19 and June 6, 2011, who have not yet registered with FEMA are urged to do so before the Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, deadline. To check an existing registration status, applicants may call FEMA’s toll-free Helpline, Read More

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