Declared Disasters in Missouri

Because of Missouri’s geography, the state is frequently visited by natural disasters. Ice storms, tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding are all common occurrences in Missouri. Since 1990, Missouri has received more than 30 federal major disaster declarations. It is the responsibility of the State Emergency Management Agency to work with local governments to ensure that all appropriate information is collected about the impact of disasters on local communities and then compile the information for the Governor. Depending on the event, the Governor may request that the President issue an emergency or major disaster declaration.

Major Disaster Declarations

YEAR DATE DISASTER TYPE ACTIVE DISASTER NUMBER
2013 09/06 Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding X 4144
2013 07/19 Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding X 4130
2011 08/22 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding X 4012
2011 04/22 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding X 1980
2011 03/23 Severe Winter Storm and Snow Storm X 1961
2010 08/17 Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes 1934
2009 06/19 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding 1847
2009 02/17 Severe Winter Storm 1822
2008 11/13 Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado 1809
2008 06/25 Severe Storms and Flooding 1773
2008 05/23 Severe Storms and Tornadoes 1760
2008 03/19 Severe Storms and Flooding 1749
2008 03/12 Severe Winter Storms and Flooding 1748
2008 02/05 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding 1742
2007 12/27 Severe Winter Storms 1736
2007 09/21 Severe Storms and Flooding 1728
2007 06/11 Severe Storms and Flooding 1708
2007 01/15 Severe Winter Storms and Flooding 1676
2006 12/29 Severe Winter Storms 1673
2006 11/02 Severe Storms 1667
2006 04/05 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding 1635
2006 03/16 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding 1631
2004 06/11 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding 1524
2003 05/06 Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding 1463
2002 05/06 Severe Storms and Tornadoes 1412
2002 02/06 Ice Storm 1403
2000 05/12 Severe Thunderstorms And Flash Flooding 1328
1999 04/20 Severe Storms and Flooding 1270
1998 10/19 Severe Storms and Flooding 1256
1998 10/14 Severe Storms and Flooding 1253
1995 06/02 Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Hail, Flooding 1054
1994 04/21 Severe Storm, Flooding, Tornadoes 1023
1993 12/01 Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes 1006
1993 07/09 Flooding, Severe Storm 995
1993 05/11 Severe Storm, Flooding 989
1990 05/24 Flooding, Severe Storm 867
1986 10/14 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 779
1984 06/21 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 713
1982 12/10 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 672
1982 08/26 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 667
1980 05/15 SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES 620
1979 04/21 Tornadoes, Torrential Rain, Flooding 579
1977 09/14 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 538
1977 05/07 TORNADOES, FLOODING 535
1976 07/21 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 516
1975 05/03 Tornadoes, High Winds, Hail 466
1974 06/10 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 439
1973 11/01 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 407
1973 04/19 Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding 372
1965 07/27 SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING 203
1965 06/14 FLOODING 198
1964 07/08 SEVERE STORMS & FLOODING 173
1961 05/27 FLOODS 114
1960 04/20 FLOODS 100
1957 05/22 TORNADOES, FLOODS 75

Emergency Declarations

YEAR DATE DISASTER TYPES ACTIVE DISASTER NUMBER
2009 01/30 Severe Winter Storm 3303
2007 12/12 Severe Winter Storms 3281
2006 07/21 Severe Storms 3267
2005 09/10 Hurricane Katrina Evacuation 3232
1979 03/12 Ice Jam and Flooding 3071