Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA yet to obligate funds to several projects in Grundy County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated about $1.1 million dollars to Grundy County in reimbursement funds so far for flooding last year. That is according to Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs who notes the amount involves estimates from townships. FEMA has yet to obligate funds to several projects, and Briggs notes that could push […]

Disaster Declaration

Governor Parson requests federal disaster declaration for 19 Missouri counties due to severe storms in May

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 19 counties in response to severe storms and tornadoes that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, resulting in widespread destruction. “Our local, state and federal assessment teams have documented extensive damage to electric power […]

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Grundy County Commission approves digitization of mapping for county assessors office

The Grundy County Commission approved Tuesday, June 16th the digitization of mapping for the Grundy County Assessor’s Office. The mapping will allow mobile access to Midland GIS data. GIS stands for Geographic Information System. The Grundy County Road and Bridge Department reported deck repair is complete on a bridge on Northeast 30th Street. The bridge […]

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Grundy County Commission awarded Next Generation 911 Grant

It was announced at the Grundy County Commission meeting Tuesday, June 9th that Grundy County is a recipient of a fiscal year 2019 Next Generation 911 Grant. The grant application was submitted to the Missouri Department of Public Safety and Department of Homeland Security. It will be used to replace outdated 911 call handling equipment. […]

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Grundy County Commission review procedures at Monday meeting

Several topics were discussed during the Grundy County Commission meeting Monday. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reported there were site inspections not completed related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster regarding last year’s flooding. The inspections will resume June 15th. They involve verifying damage. Briggs also talked about elected officials and staff needing to […]

COVID-19 Interactive Dashboard website

Governor Parson announces launch of COVID-19 interactive dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state.  “Throughout COVID-19, we have worked very hard to be transparent and provide Missourians with the most accurate, up-to-date information as possible, and the same goes for this dashboard,” Governor Parson said. “We want Missourians to have access to the […]

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Grundy County Commission reviews bridge closures with MoDOT

Two bridges in Grundy County have been closed by the Missouri Department of Transportation due to structural deficiencies. During a conference call this (Tuesday) morning regarding recently completed bridge inspections, a MoDOT representative told the Grundy County Commission one bridge was closed on Northeast 90th Street and another was closed on Southwest 86th Avenue. Presiding […]

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Grundy County Commission reviews FEMA projects related to flooding in Grundy County

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning reviewed Federal Emergency Management Agency projects related to flooding last year and discussed work completed at several sites. There are 12 project locations: Northeast 64th Street, Northeast 80th Street, Southwest Aspen Lane, Northeast 37th Street, Northwest 85th Street, Northeast 25th Street, 350th Avenue, Halie Avenue, Southeast 120th Avenue, […]

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Grundy County Commission presented updates on COVID-19 from various agencies

The Grundy County Commission heard reports on Tuesday regarding COVID-19. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs said Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Declaration 4490 is now open, and applications are due by April 25th. The major disaster declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri was declared Thursday and involves public assistance being used to […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts. In the request filed Tuesday, Governor Parson said the pandemic is of such severity and magnitude that an effective […]