Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA teams canvassing disaster-designated counties to assist survivors

FEMA outreach teams will begin canvassing Missouri communities affected by the flooding and severe weather in the 20 counties included in this week’s federal disaster declaration to help impacted Missourians register for federal disaster assistance. The teams, known as Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs), are working in counties designated as federal disaster areas to assist […]

Unemployment Benefits Graphic

Disaster Declaration allows for unemployment benefits if job was lost due to disaster

When President Donald Trump granted a major disaster declaration in 20 Missouri counties, including Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton in the northern Missouri area, that decision allows residents whose jobs were lost or interrupted to apply for up to 36 weeks of disaster unemployment assistance. The declaration spans from severe storms and flooding from April 29 […]

Farm Tractor Crash or Accident

Hale man injured when vehicle strikes farm tractor

The Highway Patrol reports a Hale man sustained moderate injuries when a vehicle struck the implement on a farm tractor in Carroll County Wednesday morning. An ambulance transported 86 year old Lee Fisher to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital of Carrollton.  The driver of the tractor, 51-year-old Christopher Scheid of Marshall, was reported as not […]

Disaster Declaration

Disaster declaration to include only individual homes and businesses in approved counties

Individual homes and businesses in area counties of Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton have qualified for assistance in President Trump’s disaster declaration because of damage from serious flooding and severe storms since late April. A total of 20 counties across the state qualified for temporary housing, housing repairs, replacement of household items, low-interest disaster loans, and […]

Flood of 2019

Federal disaster declaration granted for 20 counties in Missouri

A major federal disaster declaration has been approved today for 20 Missouri counties damaged by flooding, tornadoes and severe storms this spring. In a press release today from Governor Mike Parson’s office, it says President Trump’s declaration makes the federal Individual Assistance program available to eligible residents in Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, […]

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment figures in north Missouri remain steady

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate for May is steady with the previous month. The Division of Employment Security reports Grundy County has a jobless rate of three point two percent which is a small fraction lower than the statewide average of three point three percent. May’s rate is based on 142 unemployed out of a […]