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A tiny southeast Missouri town prone to frequent flooding from the Mississippi River is one step closer to a long-awaited federal buyout.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the village of Dutchtown on Monday received a $208,000 community development grant to help buy properties damaged by heavy flooding in 2011.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency had already approved nearly $800,000 toward the buyout. But FEMA rules require a 25 percent local match.

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Some families who lost their homes in the Joplin tornado have been given a seven-month extension to stay in government housing, but it will no longer be free.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted a request to keep its temporary housing units in Joplin until June 9, 2013. The trailers had been scheduled to be removed on Nov. 9, when the eligibility for free housing expires.

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The Boone County Fire Protection District repaid more than $200,000 in misused funds to the Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday, settling a federal audit from the year 2009.  

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request to provide disaster aid to residents in 18 southern and northern Missouri counties recently hit by violent weather.

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A new report says the city of Joplin might not end up with any debt related to the May 22 tornado.

Natural disasters have cost the state of Missouri $15 million and the state budget director says that tab is still going up.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping design a new community college in Hannibal that would serve as more than just a place to take class.