July 03, 2017

SEMA Flood Recovery Update Brief – Monday, July 3

  • FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, which include representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be closed for the July 4th holiday. On Wednesday, July 5, the five remaining recovery centers reopen at 9 a.m. The recovery centers are in in Alton, Gainesville, Galena, Van Buren and West Plains. You’ll find details at
  • Apply for FEMA assistance 24/7 at or call 800-621-3362. FEMA encourages registration in advance to expedite assistance at Disaster Recovery Centers.
  • Free repair and rebuilding advice will be offered by FEMA in seven counties included in the federal disaster declaration beginning again on July 5. The counties are Gasconade, Jasper, Jefferson, Ozark, Pemiscot, Ripley and St. Louis. Locations and details at   
  • July 5 is the deadline for unemployed workers in the 27 counties included in the federal Individual Assistance disaster declaration to file for up to 26 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance. DUA claims may be filed at or by calling a Regional Claims Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Missouri Recovery Photo of the Day
Presiding Commissioner Donald Black addresses a Carter County community meeting on flood recovery in Van Buren on June 29. Carter County has held a series of community meetings to keep disaster survivors up to date on recovery efforts.


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