Critical response efforts in the wake of May's devastating tornado in Joplin were funded in part by UASI funds from the Department of Homeland Security, funds that are being cut this year.

Homeland Security Cuts Will Hurt Local Emergency Response

St. Louis looking at possible 40% reduction for 2012.



House Committee Debates Improvements To State’s 911 System

Funding for 911 services have decreased as more Missourians replace their landlines with cell phones.


Emergency Exercise At MidAmerica Airport Saturday

Airport officials says the smoke and sirens will be part of the exercise and not a real emergency.


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Metro Transit Prepares For 9/11 Anniversary

Agency part of network of local, state and federal agencies constantly monitoring threat levels.


waiting room

Skip The Waiting Room: Two Area Hospitals Offer InQuickER

Gotta go to the emergency room, but don’t really want to sit through those tedious hours in the waiting room?


Dangerous heat

Mayor Goes Door-To-Door As Heat Warning Continues

City’s Emergency Operations Center is at level two status


Cars are piled everywhere in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011 after a massive tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town of Joplin on May 22, 2011. Officials say the tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock

Despite One Disaster After Another, SEMA Stands Strong

“You can’t just say we’re tired…we’re all tapped out”.


Slips, falls on the ice send patients to local ER's in droves

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  Patients are jamming local emergency rooms with a myriad of injuries – some of them critical – resulting from slips and falls on ice-coated driveways and parking lots.



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