Disaster recovery

Local resources

On Feb. 29, 2012, a tornado touched down in Branson, causing significant damage, many minor injuries and no fatalities.

Facebook — a recovery information hub
This page received more than 14,000 "likes" in the first two days after the tornado and has provided a steady stream of news updates and helpful information for residents and tourists affected by the storm.

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.