FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2017


SEMA Flood Recovery Update Brief – Saturday, May 13


​Going on today:

  • NOAA has determined portions of Texas, Howell and Douglas counties experienced "once-in-a-millennium" rainfall totals during the historic Missouri flooding.  
  • Through Thursday, 550 Missouri families were served by the first seven Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) for flood survivors.
  • MARCs are open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in Carter and St. Louis counties today. There will be no MARCs tomorrow, Mother’s Day, but check the complete schedule for the six remaining MARCs in Alton (Oregon County), Pacific (Franklin County), Gainesville (Ozark County), House Springs (Jefferson County), Doniphan (Ripley County) and Arnold (Jefferson County) here.
  • 10 SEMA/FEMA Disaster Assessment Teams continue working with local emergency managers to survey damage in preparation for a federal disaster declaration request from Gov. Greitens. Learn about the damage assessment process here.
  • Learn about FEMA's strict rules for disaster-declared counties to receive the maximum reimbursements rates for debris removal here.

 

Missouri Recovery Media Coverage
1-in-1,000 year rainfall caused Missouri floods (from USA Today)

Missouri Recovery Photo of the Day
The Van Buren Community Center in Carter County continues to serve lunch and dinner each day to support flood survivors.


 






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For more information, call 573-751-5432 or e-mail mike.o'connell@dps.mo.gov