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 […]

Emergency Management

Emergency management agencies to meet in Trenton to assess damage

Representatives of the Federal and State emergency management agencies will hold a joint assessment meeting regarding public assistance for flood damage in Grundy County. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says the meeting with government officials, townships, and taxing entities with recent storm and flood damage will be held in the courthouse in Trenton […]

Emergency Operations Center

Livingston County activates Emergency Operations Center

The Livingston County/Chillicothe Emergency Operations Center has been activated due to major flooding and road closures. Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas and Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly report provisions for shelters have been set up. Residents are advised to travel only if necessary and to verify road conditions before traveling with proper authorities. Livingston County […]

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Cost-share funding available to assist produce growers in paying for Good Agricultural Practices certification

Cost-share funding is available to help produce growers pay for USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. “These funds are available for Missouri farmers who are applying for USDA GAP certification for the first time or for farms who are reapplying for USDA GAP certification,” said Londa Nwadike, state food safety specialist for the University of […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to 436 Elm Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 436 Elm Street Thursday morning. Assistant Chief Eric Reeter reports that prior to the fire department’s arrival, the Chillicothe Police Department notified firefighters the flames were out at the residence owned by Teresa Jones, but the burned area was smoldering. Firefighters began removing the window […]

Insurance Policy

Post-harvest is time for producers to review liability insurance coverage

Post-harvest is a good time for producers to review their liability insurance coverage, says University of Missouri economist Ray Massey. Recent issues with dicamba spray drift highlight the need for farmers to understand their third-party liability due to herbicide applications, Massey says. Massey recommends that farmers consult with an insurance or legal professional experienced in […]