5:12 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Southeast Mo. town closer to federal buyout

Coast Guard reservists look for areas threatened by flooding near Dexter, Mo. following the flooding in May of 2011.
Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via Flickr

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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1:13 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

FEMA to keep temporary housing in Joplin

The Federal Emergency Management Agency placed temporary housing units in Joplin, Mo., similar to the one shown.
Kansas City District FLICKR

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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4:56 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Boone County Fire Protection District repays misused funds


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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9:06 am
Tue March 13, 2012

FEMA denies Nixon aid request

Gov. Jay Nixon's request for federal aid due to February storms was denied by FEMA.

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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2:55 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Joplin reports damage costs being paid on schedule

Matt Evans KBIA

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

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6:16 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Natural Disasters Costing Missouri $15 Million

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

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Science, Health and Technology
6:09 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

MACC to Build New Location with Weather "Safe Room"

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.

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