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Missouri Tornadoes and Flooding 2017
Missouri Tornadoes and Flooding 2017
Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding devastated areas in Missouri from April 28 to May 11, 2017. The President made a major disaster declaration for Missouri on June 2, 2017.
For Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4317), Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Howell, Jasper, Jefferson, Madison, Maries, McDonald, Newton, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Stoney, Taney, and Texas counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Note: THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1, 2017. Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO AUGUST 1, 2017.
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. See the press release for more information.
- Free legal assistance available to storm survivors through a partnership between the Missouri Bar, the Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Legal Services of Western, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and FEMA.Please see the press release for more information.
- Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4317)
- 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 press release for more information.
- 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.
- Federal Aid Programs for the State of Missouri
- Time Running Out for Applying for FEMA, SBA Assistance
- Free Repair Tips Offered for Flood Survivors in 7 MO Counties - find dates and information here.
- Oregon, Ozark County FEMA Recovery Centers Remain Open - FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Alton and Gainesville that were going to close are now staying open until further notice, agency officials have announced. More information contained in article.
- FEMA Payouts Span All Points of County Pacific Has Highest Number of Claims -The city of Pacific was hardest hit by the flooding and has been the hub of federal recovery efforts with FEMA setting up its temporary headquarters at the senior center until last weekend. More information about MO counties' FEMA claims here.
Residents and businesses affected by the April & May storms and flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS AUGUST 1, 2017. YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY AUGUST 1, 2017 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: