FEMA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Bridgeton still waiting on 'Good Friday Tornado' funding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bridgeton-still-waiting-good-friday-tornado-funding <p>Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is asking the State Emergency Management Agency to explain why the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton has not received $500,000 in FEMA funds to help it recover from the 2011 Good Friday tornado.</p><p>Kinder chairs an interim legislative committee on disaster preparedness, response and recovery, which agreed today to give SEMA 48 hours to respond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:50:54 +0000 Joseph Leahy 4232 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bridgeton still waiting on 'Good Friday Tornado' funding Morning headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-20-2012 <p><strong>Washington University officials&nbsp;on the lookout for bacterial meningitis&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Officials at Washington University are on the lookout for possible cases of bacterial meningitis after a female undergraduate student was diagnosed with the bacteria that can cause the illness.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:44:16 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3533 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012 Illinois to recalculate storm damage cost for FEMA http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-recalculate-storm-damage-cost-fema <p>Illinois will get the chance to convince&nbsp;the federal government to <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-march-12-2012">reverse denial of aid</a> to southern&nbsp;Illinois homeowners socked by last month&#39;s deadly tornados.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:11:21 +0000 The Associated Press 3266 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois to recalculate storm damage cost for FEMA State gets additional federal help for Joplin tornado, flooding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-gets-additional-federal-help-joplin-tornado-flooding <p>Missouri has received another $47 million in federal grants to help cover the costs of natural disasters that pounded the state over the summer.</p><p>The grants, announced today by Republican senator Roy Blunt, include:</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 20:57:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2790 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State gets additional federal help for Joplin tornado, flooding Mo. gets $5M disaster-recovery grant from FEMA http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gets-5m-disaster-recovery-grant-fema <p>Missouri is getting more than $5 million from the federal government to help in the long-term recovery for people hit by tornadoes and flooding.</p><p>The grant announced Wednesday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be available to help people hit by tornadoes in the<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/term/joplin-tornado"> Joplin</a> and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fema-survey-damage-new-years-eve-tornadoes">St. Louis</a> areas, as well as flooding along the Mississippi River and in southern Missouri.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:50:12 +0000 The Associated Press 2630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. gets $5M disaster-recovery grant from FEMA Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for next week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nationwide-emergency-alert-system-test-set-next-week <p>Federal officials will conduct the first nationwide test of the <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/services/eas/">Emergency Alert System</a> (EAS) next week.</p><p>It&rsquo;s scheduled for 1:00 p.m.&nbsp;Central Standard Time on Wednesday, November 9<sup>th</sup>, and will be broadcast over every radio station, TV station and cable network across the country.&nbsp; Mike O&rsquo;Connell with the <a href="http://dps.mo.gov/">Missouri&nbsp;Department of Public Safety </a>says state officials are helping spread the word, so that residents don&rsquo;t mistake the test for a real emergency. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:57:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2412 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for next week 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 McCaskill: funding for Joplin not in jeopardy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-funding-joplin-not-jeopardy <p><strong>Updated at 3:47 p.m. following a press conference with McCaskill</strong></p><p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says federal funding for Joplin is not in jeopardy.</p><p>Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said last week that funding for some long-term projects in the tornado-ravaged town would be put on hold because of Hurricane Irene.</p><p>McCaskill said she was worried initially (see earlier story below) but says she got a better explanation over the weekend.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:20:14 +0000 Maria Altman & The Associated Press 1953 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill: funding for Joplin not in jeopardy Six northwest Mo. counties receive disaster declaration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-northwest-mo-counties-receive-disaster-declaration <p>The federal government has approved the <a href="http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=57172">disaster declaration</a> for six counties in northwest Missouri that were <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/list/term/894">pounded by flooding</a> along the Missouri River.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday that eligible residents of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte counties can seek federal assistance uninsured property that was lost to the flood. Eligible expenses include temporary housing, home repair, and the replacement of household items. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 03:38:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1866 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six northwest Mo. counties receive disaster declaration Judge tosses suit challenging FEMA flood mapping in S.W. Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-tosses-suit-challenging-fema-flood-mapping-sw-ill <p>A federal judge has thrown out <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trial-set-suit-over-southwestern-ill-levees">a lawsuit three southwestern Illinois counties filed</a> to block the U.S. government from declaring the region&#39;s levees functionally useless.</p><p>U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert called the lawsuit moot Monday, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in court it had no plans to pull the accreditation of the region&#39;s levees as part of a levee-mapping effort.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:11:28 +0000 The Associated Press 1795 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge tosses suit challenging FEMA flood mapping in S.W. Ill.