Disaster Recovery

Local Resources

Using Social Media in Disaster Recovery

An updated 30-page publication that gives best practices and suggestions for using social media in a community following a disaster is available for purchase on Amazon.

Missouri Statewide Disaster Assistance Intake

Document created by Deb Hendricks, Statewide Volunteer Coordinator for the State Emergency Management Agency, and made available by University of Missouri Extension. Document should  be shared with flood survivors to aid in recovery.  Mo Disaster Assistance Intake (PDF)

Statewide Resources

MU Extension Emergency Management
MU Extension publication EMW1001, Disaster Recovery Resources for Missouri Families

Dealing with home damage from rain or flooding
MU Extension publication MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home, provides details on safety, clean up, disposal, mildew prevention and consumer protection.

Rebuild with life preservation in mind
MU Extension publication EMW1025, Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms provides information on building a safe room in your home and lists storm shelter and safe room manufacturers serving Missouri.

FEMA claims
If there has been a federal disaster declaration for your area, you may qualify for FEMA assistance.
Apply for Assistance — FEMA offers information on how to apply for assistance, as well as information you might need to know before and after applying. 
DisasterAssistance.gov — Apply for assistance online or find resources for recent disasters and recovery and rebuilding.
What a FEMA Determination Letter Means — Don't throw the letter away if you are denied assistance.