disaster relief http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Kinder blasts Nixon Admin. for skipping disaster recovery hearing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-blasts-nixon-admin-skipping-disaster-recovery-hearing <P><A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/">Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder</A> (R) is criticizing <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon’s </A>(D)&nbsp;administration for not taking part in a disaster recovery hearing Tuesday at the State Capitol.</P> <P>A House interim committee appointed to examine the state’s response to last year’s flooding and tornadoes held what was supposed to be its final hearing – but it ended early when no one from the <A href="http://www.sema.dps.mo.gov/">State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)</A>&nbsp;or the <A href="http://dps.mo.gov/">Department of Public Safety </A>showed up.&nbsp; Kinder, who chairs the committee, says they will now send a letter to the Nixon Administration asking for written testimony. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:04:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder blasts Nixon Admin. for skipping disaster recovery hearing Quinn: FEMA denies Illinois appeal for assistance following tornado, severe storms http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-fema-denies-illinois-appeal-assistance-following-tornado-severe-storms <p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the&nbsp;Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-appeal-fema-denial-disaster-assistance">the state&#39;s appeal</a>&nbsp;for assistance after a deadly tornado and severe storms.</p><p>Quinn said in a Wednesday news release that he is disappointed&nbsp;with the decision and doesn&#39;t believe &quot;it reflects the reality and&nbsp;devastation on the ground.&quot;</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:08:22 +0000 The Associated Press 3326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn: FEMA denies Illinois appeal for assistance following tornado, severe storms Quinn to appeal FEMA denial of disaster assistance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-appeal-fema-denial-disaster-assistance <p>Gov. Pat Quinn says he&#39;ll appeal the&nbsp;Federal Emergency Management Agency&#39;s<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-march-12-2012"> denial of assistance</a> to homeowners affected by <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/term/leap-day-storms-2012">the southern Illinois tornado</a>.</p><p>Quinn issued a statement Monday saying he informed Department of&nbsp;Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano of his decision.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:34:56 +0000 The Associated Press 3253 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn to appeal FEMA denial of disaster assistance Red Cross national disaster warehouse prepares for severe weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/red-cross-national-disaster-warehouse-prepares-severe-weather <p>A year after one of the worst winters in decades, emergency officials say St. Louis is prepared for more severe weather.&nbsp;City and county officials were briefed Thursday on the American Red Cross&#39;s preparations at its national disaster warehouse in north St. Louis.</p><p>Mary Anderson, the Red Cross&#39; regional director of disaster services says since last year&#39;s devastating tornados that struck Missouri, the Red Cross is making space in the 100,000 square-foot facility for more supplies.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:06:18 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2806 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Red Cross national disaster warehouse prepares for severe weather Mo. House committee releases disaster recommendations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-releases-disaster-recommendations <p>A <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/committeeIndividual.aspx?com=961&amp;year=2011">Missouri House committee </a>that&rsquo;s been looking into natural disaster response has released a list of recommendations for lawmakers to take up next year.</p><p>One of them would create&nbsp;a joint House-Senate committee that would have oversight into the use of the state&rsquo;s Rainy Day fund for disaster expenses.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=139&amp;year=2011"> Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller </a>(R,&nbsp;Willard)&nbsp;supports the idea. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:29:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2636 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee releases disaster recommendations Morning headlines: Friday, November 18, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-november-18-2011 <p><strong>Services set for Tyler Dasher</strong></p><p>Services are set for early next week for a 13-month-old suburban St. Louis boy who authorities say was fatally beaten by his mother.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:27:58 +0000 Julie Bierach 2503 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, November 18, 2011 Grants and loans for disaster relief in St. Louis County have reached over $3.5 million http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grants-and-loans-disaster-relief-st-louis-county-have-reached-over-35-million <p>As the six-month anniversary of the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/white-house-issues-disaster-declaration-portions-mo-gov-pledges-aid">presidential disaster declaration</a> for Missouri approaches, federal disaster grants and loans have reached over $3.5 million in St. Louis County.</p><p>Grants and loans have been distributed by FEMA&rsquo;s Individuals and Household Programs, their Public Assistance Program and the Small Business Administration disaster loan program.</p><p>The money has been providing for those affected by disasters in St. Louis County.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:53:43 +0000 Alex Taylor 2399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grants and loans for disaster relief in St. Louis County have reached over $3.5 million Disaster declared for farmers in 23 Mo. counties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/disaster-declared-farmers-23-mo-counties <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2011/USDA_grants_request_to_help_farmers_in_Missouri_counties_impacted_by_heavy_rain_flooding">has issued a disaster declaration</a> for farmers in 23 Missouri counties, including several in the St. Louis area, hit by floods and heavy rain since May 1.</p><p>Friday&#39;s declaration allows farmers in those counties and 26 neighboring counties to seek federal assistance for losses caused by the severe weather. Gov. Jay Nixon had requested the declaration last month.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:35:26 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 2072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Disaster declared for farmers in 23 Mo. counties Blunt pushing importance of disaster relief bill in U.S. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-pushing-importance-disaster-relief-bill-us-senate <p><strong>Updated 4:31 p.m. with bill passing in the Senate</strong></p><p>The Senate has approved a $7 billion bill to replenish nearly empty federal disaster aid accounts. The vote was 62-37.</p><p>The legislation still faces opposition from Republicans controlling the House. They promise action on a competing plan in the House next week that would provide $3.7 billion in disaster aid.</p><p>The House measure is attached to a bill needed to avert a government shutdown, and that may give Republicans an edge in the partisan dispute.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:20:19 +0000 Julie Bierach 2059 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt pushing importance of disaster relief bill in U.S. Senate Gov. Nixon requests disaster declaration from USDA http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-requests-disaster-declaration-usda <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2011/Gov_Nixon_requests_disaster_declaration_from_USDA_to_help_farmers_in_101_counties">asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture</a> to help farmers whose crops wilted this summer amid high temperatures and a lack of rain in much of the state.</p><p>On Thursday, Nixon asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to designate 101 Missouri counties <em>(full list of counties below)</em> as primary disaster areas. That would allow eligible farmers to get emergency loans and other federal help.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:11:31 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 2058 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon requests disaster declaration from USDA