Location of Greene County Extension Center, Missouri

Greene County Extension Center

Disaster recovery

Greene County Extension is committed to working with local disaster recovery officials and organizations. MU Extension is one of the Governor's recognized disaster recovery organizations. Extension specialists work closely with other organizations, and as part of long-term recovery committees, after disaster strikes. In Greene County, the emphasis in disaster recovery has been placed on using social media and volunteers as an education and recovery tool in the community.

Often requested information

EMW1025 Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms
http://extension.missouri.edu/p/EMW1025
and http://extension.missouri.edu/webster/webster/security/StormShelterPacket.pdf

EMW1026 Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency
http://extension.missouri.edu/p/EMW1026

Using Social Media in a Disaster

An updated 30-page publication that gives best practices and suggestions for using social media in a community following a disaster. These guidelines come from the first-hand experience of volunteers Rebecca and Genevieve Williams and MU Extension specialist David Burton who built Facebook communities following the Joplin (2011) tornado and the Branson (2012) tornadoes. This guide is now recommended by FEMA and is available for purchase here on Amazon. | Using Social Media in Disaster Recovery Guide (PDF)

Join us on Facebook

There are several Facebook pages in place that are staffed by MU Extension and volunteers that are powerful tools for learning about disasters, warnings and recovery. Be sure and check out any of these MU Extension Facebook pages.

Missouri Drought Info

Branson Tornado Info

Joplin Tornado Info

Missouri Flood Info

Statewide resources

MU Extension Emergency Management
Missouri Disaster Response and Recovery Contacts
Tornadoes | Floods | Weather-related Hazards

FEMA claims
How to make a claim to FEMA (PDF)
What a FEMA Determination Letter Means (PDF) Don't throw the letter away if you are denied assistance.

Dealing with home damage from rain or flooding
Resources for Your Flooded Home (PDF) provides details on safety, clean up, disposal, mildew prevention and consumer protection.

Rebuild with life preservation in mind
This Storm Shelter Packet (PDF) links to FEMA resources on building a safe room in your home, and lists storm shelter and safe room manufacturers serving Missouri.