Cows a a fair

Beat the heat from farm to fair with these tips

Fair season and heat put three key groups at risk of heatstroke: livestock, their owners and spectators. Timing and flexibility are critical when transporting animals to and from the fair, says Daniel Mallory, University of Missouri livestock field specialist. Take animals to the fair early in the morning when temperatures are cooler so animals remain […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA agrees to Missouri’s request to consider expanding disaster assistance to 21 additional counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding last week’s federal disaster declaration. FEMA agreed to reevaluate the request for inclusion of 21 counties that were denied federal assistance on July 9. FEMA agreed to do the following:  Conduct new damage assessment with the State Emergency Management […]

MoDOT opens road to traffic

Route 10 now open west of Norborne

As one east/west route opens, two north/south routes look to remain closed for an extended period. Missouri Route 10 west of Norborne reopened to traffic today after water receded and crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation completed minor repairs and debris removal. Receding water doesn’t always mean a roadway can reopen, though. Travelers who […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri moves to expand Disaster Declaration to Include FEMA Assistance for residents in 21 additional counties

The state of Missouri requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state in two ways: consider making FEMA assistance available to residents and businesses in 21 additional counties; and provide assistance to public agencies in 68 counties to help with repairs to roads, bridges, and other […]

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USDA to host flood recovery assistance meetings

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Missouri state partner agencies are holding four public meetings, July 23, 24, 25 and August 13th to discuss flood recovery assistance available for agricultural producers. The meetings will take place: Tuesday, July 23, 1:30-4:15 p.m. at the URSA Farmers Coop, 307 Elm Street, Canton. Wednesday, July 24, 9:00-11:45 a.m. […]

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 […]