Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

With the potential for flooding, FEMA encourages residents to review flood insurance policies

The National Weather Service indicates there is a potential for Missouri to once again experience flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports last year’s damage repairs are ongoing. FEMA calls its National Flood Insurance Program “a great way” to protect homes, businesses, or personal property. The National Flood Insurance Program reports just six inches of […]

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Senator Josh Hawley inquires of FEMA about preparations for upcoming flood season

United States Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has sent letters to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to ask what is being done to prepare for the upcoming flood season. Hawley asks questions involving transparency in FEMA’s Individual Assistance program, the Corps’s preparations for existing levee breaches, and plans to improve […]

Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Grundy County Community Emergency Response Team to hold training

Grundy County residents interested in helping their community during a disaster can attend the Grundy County Community Emergency Response Team yearly basic training. General information to prepare team members to respond to disasters will be covered at the fire station at 1001 East 17th Street in Trenton Tuesday evenings at 6:30. The sessions will start […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Sullivan County Local Emergency Planning Committee to hold annual meeting

The Sullivan County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, December 31 beginning at 11:30 AM at the Milan Community Center. Federal law requires every county in Missouri to have an active (LEPC). By law, the LEPC must include, representatives from each of the following groups: elected State and local officials, […]

Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative or MyPI

Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative to launch in area counties

Multiple agencies from a four-county region are working to launch a new program that will train youth on how to prepare for a disaster event.  The Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative, or MyPI, is a national award-winning program that will be offered for free to interested youth next year.  Knowing that youth and families are busy […]

Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Free Community Emergency Response Team training to be held in Newtown

Free Community Emergency Response Team training will begin in Newtown during the month of December. The CERT program will educate about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the area. The program will begin at the Newtown-Harris School on the evening of December 4th from 5 o’clock to 8:30. There will be three subsequent training […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

Access II Gallatin Fitness and Community Center

Access II Independent Living Center in Gallatin announces plans for Community Wellness Center

Access II Independent Living Center is currently working with a local contractor to finalize plans for a Community Wellness Center. The facility will be built on property already owned by Access II ILC, inside the Industrial Park located off Highway 6 in Gallatin. The 10,000 sq. ft. facility will be open to the public and […]