State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Website

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency holding briefings in Bethany and Chillicothe

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is holding applicant briefings about the Public Assistance process for eligible applicants in counties declared for federal disaster assistance for flooding and severe storms April 29th through July 5th. Counties approved for federal assistance for local governments and nonprofits include the Green Hills counties as well as Adair, Carroll, […]

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Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees set tax levy at Tuesday meeting

Five National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards were presented at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. The NISOD Awards went to Cory Cooksey with Business Technology for Teaching, Health Sciences Program Coordinator Kristi Cutsinger for Academic Support, Admissions Director Kristie Cross for Student Affairs, Senior Database Administrator […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA teams in Carroll County to share repair, rebuilding advice

FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting Carrollton in Carroll County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri. The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors […]

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Man charged in Diemel brothers case now faces charges in Kansas

The Braymer man charged with felony tampering with a motor vehicle, first degree, in connection with the disappearance of two Wisconsin brothers now faces charges in Kansas. Multiple news sources report Garland “Joey” Nelson has been charged in Bourbon County, Kansas with endangering the food supply and is scheduled to appear in court there September […]

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Braymer man charged in Diemel brothers case appears in court

The Braymer man accused of driving a rental truck without permission of the missing Diemel brothers from Wisconsin appeared in person via Polycom in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Garland “Joey” Nelson’s case was continued, upon motion of the defendant, to September 16th at 9 am for a preliminary hearing. […]

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SBA economic injury disaster loans available to Missouri small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 100 Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by […]

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Wisconsin judge declares Diemel brothers “Legally Dead”

A Wisconsin judge has declared the missing Diemel brothers legally dead. Media sources report identical petitions were approved for Nicholas and Justin Diemel that say they died “on or about July 21st.” The petitions were filed by Nicholas’s wife, Lisa Diemel.  The petitions are said to give Lisa the authority to run the brothers’ livestock […]

Disaster Relief

Disaster unemployment benefits available to flood and tornado victims in six additional Missouri counties

An additional six counties have been added to the list of 20 Missouri counties already declared as major disasters. The declaration and yesterday’s amendment allow Missourians in those 26 counties whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and continuing, to apply for up to […]

Flood Recovery

Flood recovery funding for northwest Missouri broken down by county

FEMA has provided more than $13 million in funding to help northwest Missourians recover from flooding and severe storms. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $12 million to flood insurance policyholders in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, and Platte counties. There is no requirement that a disaster be declared for flood insurance policyholders […]