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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:

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.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

  • 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:

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