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Satellite images of the impact of the 1993 flood on the Missouri-Mississippi River confluence. (earthobservatory.nasa.gov)

20 Years After The Flood, Chesterfield Valley Isn’t Labeled High-Risk

Federal Emergency Management Agency Insurance Specialist Robert Butler says the higher the levees, the lower the premiums.



Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of Jobs

A nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the Mississippi River, threatening barge traffic.


President Obama visits Joplin, in aftermath of the devastating tornado. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Joplin to Seek FEMA Extension For Families

The City Council voted Monday night to approve the request to the State Emergency Management Agency, which will forward it to FEMA.


Crowder College

Crowder College to Build Tornado Shelter

The million dollarthe safe room will hold 1,375 people.


Debris from destroyed homes are seen after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect  the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

8 Indicted in Joplin Tornado Fraud

Each of the defendants is accused of falsely claiming damage to their homes or property for disaster benefits.


(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Aid Again to Southern Illinois

Illinois Emergency Management Agency director Jonathon Monken says the state’s next step is to seek low-interest loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.


Harrisburg Tornado 1, Getty Images, Scott Olson

FEMA Denies Aid For Tornado-Ravaged Southern Illinois

“It has been determined that the damage was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the State.”


Flood, Missouri River

Deadline for Flood Claims is Thursday

The federal government is warning those who suffered losses from Missouri River flooding this summer that deadlines to file insurance claims are approaching.


Students begin school in Joplin, Missouri

Parents In Joplin Find Void In Day Care Centers

“I have a couple of different friends who lost their day care centers in the tornado,” Jill Michel said. “I have been in on those conversations. To hear the numbers, well, it’s just staggering.”


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FEMA Provides Aid for Disaster-Stricken Missouri

Period to register for FEMA aid ends July 8.



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