Disaster recovery

Local resources

Report your storm damage — This information will be recorded with Webster County Emergency Management

Flood recovery resources — University of Missouri Extension

MU Extension publication MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home

How-to-Install Self-Help Tarp (PDF) — This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' guide explains the correct way to avoid further damage to buildings by making temporary roof repairs.

Rehabbing Flooded Houses: A Guide for Builders and Contractors (PDF)

Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees (PDF) — Iowa State University

Mold control resources — University of Missouri Extension

Design Storm Alert System — tracks accumulated precipitation and helps with managing stored manure or domestic wastewater

 

Septic Systems: After the Flood (PDF) — University of Minnesota Extension

 

MU Extension publication EMW1026, Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency

 

Shock Chlorination Procedure for 6-inch Diameter Water Wells (PDF)

 

Food Safety After a Flood (PDF) — Kansas State University

 

Frequently-Asked Questions About Handling Flooded Produce (PDF) — Kansas State University

 

MU Extension publication EMW1025, Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms

FEMA P-320 Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business

National Flood Insurance Program — All Webster County residents are eligible to buy flood coverage in this program

USDA Service Center office locator (for farm disaster assistance)

MoDOT road travel conditions

Southwest Missouri Disaster Response and Recovery Contacts

What a FEMA Determination Letter Means Don't throw the letter away if you are denied assistance.

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.