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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 […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

One month remains to register for disaster assistance in Missouri

Missouri residents and business owners affected by the April 29–July 5 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have until September 9 to apply for federal disaster assistance. Disaster assistance is available from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the federal government’s primary source of funding for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. There are […]

Flood Recovery

University of Missouri Extension offering free “Repairing Flood Damage” workshop

Floods damaged many crop and pasture lands this spring. Cleanup methods and cost-share options will be told in workshops in four counties. “Many fields remain unplanted and underwater,” says Heather Conrow, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock. But help is available, she says. Workshops are set for Howard, Carroll, Saline, and Chariton counties. […]

Body Identified

Drowning victim in Missouri River identifed

A drowning occurred Sunday afternoon in the Missouri River near Wellington. The name of the victim has been withheld until identification was made and next of kin was notified. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department reported the victim is 54-year-old Andrew Fischer of Independence. Authorities say their investigation has determined that no foul play is suspected.

Legal Assistance

Free legal assistance is available to elegible Missourians

Free legal assistance is available to Missourians who need help with disaster-related issues such as home repair contracts and contractors; life, medical and property insurance claims; FEMA applications and appealing FEMA decisions. Missouri residents can call 800-829-4128 to leave a message about legal issues arising from recently sustained damage from severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes […]

House With Storm Damage

Storm survivors may be eligible for lodging reimbursement

Missourians who have registered with FEMA may be eligible for reimbursement if they paid out-of-pocket expenses for temporary lodging because of damage to their primary residences from recent flooding, severe storms, and tornadoes. Lodging expenses may be eligible for reimbursement if an applicant: registers with FEMA passes identity verification verifies occupancy in a primary residence […]

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 […]