Disaster recovery efforts underway, Missouri receives $8.9 million in grant assistance, more than $35 million in flood insurance payments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The record floodwaters are long gone, but the effort to pick things up and return to life as normal is still very much underway for a number of Missourians affected by heavy rains and flooding back in May. Many of the state’s residents and businesses have […]

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to […]

Release: Gov. Nixon announces two tornado safe room projects to protect students in Jasper, Barry counties during Safer, Stronger Missouri Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 25, 2016   Governor approves plans by Carthage R-9 and Purdy R-2 school districts to shelter a total of more than 3,000 students, staff and area residents during severe storms CARTHAGE, Mo. – During a visit to Carthage Middle School today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced he has authorized […]

Resolution brings light to Hannibal’s recovery and need for FEMA aid

HANNIBAL, Mo. – May 20th marks the first anniversary of the tornado that hit Hannibal. Rep. Lindall Shumake, R-Hannibal, has sponsored a resolution which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse the city for expenses related to the tornado. According to HCR50 and city officials, the storm cost […]