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Missouri Storms and Flooding 2016
Missouri Storms and Flooding 2016
Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding devastated areas in Missouri from December 23, 2015 to January 9, 2016. The President made a major disaster declaration for Missouri on January 21, 2016.
For DR 4250, the December storms and flooding, Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Barry, Barton, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maries, McDonald, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Osage, Panola, Phelps, Polk, Prentiss, Pulaski, Saint Louis, Scott, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright Counties.
Disaster Legal Services has been implemented for these tornadoes, storms and flooding in Missouri. The hotline number below applies to this activation. It is provided through FEMA under 44 CFR 206.164
Note: THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 21, 2016. Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO MARCH 21, 2016.
Key resources for those affected by the flooding:
Missouri Legal Assistance Hotline: 1-800-829-4128
- SBA Disaster Loans are available for those who qualify.
- Free legal assistance available to storm survivors through a partnership between the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section in conjunction with FEMA, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Missouri Emergency Management Agency and the four Legal Services Corporation Grantees (Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Mid-Missouri Legal Services). Please see the press release for more information.
- Information to assist disaster survivors with general legal issues can be found by calling the state legal disaster hotline 1-800-829-4128.
- Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4250)
- Missouri Flooding- assistance from the nonprofit United Policyholders about Insurance Claims and recovery
- Disaster Unemployment Benefits are available, even for self employed individuals. See this news article for more information.
- Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding in Missouri. They will have until May 16, 2016 to file their 2015 tax returns and other forms/payments which had been due April 15th.
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator
- American Red Cross Shelter Locator
- Missouri Office of the Governor
- Missouri Division of Emergency Management gives further information about this disaster and state programs available.
- FEMA Disaster Reporter: view pictures of the disaster either in a list view or off a zoomable street level map.
Residents and businesses affected by the December storms and flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS MARCH 21, 2016. YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY MARCH 21, 2016 TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE.
Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.
- If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
- You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.
Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:
- Help After a Disaster: FEMA's Guide for the Individual Applicant