The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Resources & relief

June 16, 2011

RESOURCE: FEMA registering households

JOPLIN, Mo. — At the close of business Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency had registered 9,062 households in Jasper County and 515 households in Newton County.

For Jasper County applicants, FEMA has approved $12,314,277.85.

For Newton County applicants, FEMA has approved $478,955.82.

Statewide, 13,816 households in Missouri have registered with FEMA. Over $22,843,837.92 has been approved for all Missouri applicants, including those in  Newton and Jasper counties.

Missouri residents who have suffered damages since May 9 in the declared counties are eligible to register with FEMA. The deadline for households to register with FEMA is July 8.

For FEMA registration information, dial 800-621-3362. Online, visit www.disasterassistance.gov. For smartphone, visit http://m.fema.gov.

There are two Disaster Recovery Centers in Joplin where citizens can register or check on the status of their application. The centers are at the First United Methodist Church, 501 W. Fourth St., and Missouri Southern State University, Taylor Performing Arts Center, 3950 E. Newman Road.

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

As of Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had removed 408,638 cubic yards of tornado-related debris from residential areas in Jasper and Newton counties. The figure represents 13.6 percent of an estimated 3 million cubic yards of debris.

As of Sunday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had removed 36,483 household hazardous-waste items from the disaster area in Joplin.

Source: Susie Stonner, FEMA public information.

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