Disaster Number 4200
Disaster Update - 10/31/14
The federal government approved Gov. Nixon’s request for a major disaster declaration for Missouri as a result of severe storms that brought tornadoes and straight-line winds, along with heavy rains that caused widespread flooding to large parts of northern Missouri from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10. The federal government has approved public assistance for 20 northern Missouri counties, which allows local governments and non-profit organizations to seek assistance for response and recovery expenses associated with the storms.
The counties included in the federal disaster declaration are: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ralls, Shelby, Sullivan, and Worth.
Disaster Update - 10/22/14
Following joint damage assessments, Gov. Nixon requested a major disaster declaration for public assistance in the following 20 counties: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ralls, Shelby, Sullivan and Worth.
On Sept. 9, 2014, a line of severe storms moved across the northern half of Missouri, spawning tornadoes and generating strong straight-line winds that damaged schools and other public buildings across the region. The storms also produced heavy rains that drenched some areas with more than nine inches of rain causing widespread flooding that damaged roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The Missouri Department of Transportation reported 70 different roads were closed during the storm’s peak impact, including Interstate 29 near the Atchison – Holt County line and U.S 36 in Macon County. When the storms had subsided on Sept. 10, they had caused damage to area roads, bridges, low-water crossings and to buildings, including a school and a municipal airport.
On Sept. 9, Gov. Nixon declared a state of emergency in response to the severe storms that were causing wind damage and widespread flooding across northern Missouri. The order activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), which enables the state to mobilize its resources, including the State Emergency Management Agency, to assist local authorities.
- 10/22/14 -- Gov. Nixon requests major disaster declaration to assist communities impacted by severe storms, flooding in September
- 10/31/14 -- Twenty northern Missouri counties receive disaster declaration requested by Gov. Nixon