The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Resources & relief

June 22, 2011

RESOURCE: FEMA approves more than $4 million in relief funds

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved and is in the process of distributing more than $4 million in disaster relief funds.

Susie Stonner, a FEMA public information office, said, as of late Friday afternoon, 4,761 Jasper County households have registered for assistance, via the FEMA hotline and  that $4,066,770  in financial assistance has been approved by the agency.

Stoner said, in Newton County, 189 households have registered for assistance and  $77,552 in aid has been approved by FEMA.

To register for assistance, Stoner said, residents can call the FEMA hotline at 1-800-621-3362 or they  may go to the FEMA Web site at

The agency has also set up  disaster recovery centers at the United Methodist Church at 501 W. Fourth St., and on the MSSU campus.

Text Only
Tornado: Resources & relief

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that sought to increase the tax credits available for donations to organizations providing food to the poor and aid to pregnant women, saying it would have eroded government funds needed for education and other services. Do you agree with the veto?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Israeli-Palestinian Tensions, Attacks Escalate UN Secretary-General Urges Mideast Ceasefire 'Game of Thrones' Leads Emmy Nominees Raw: Australia Hosts Annual Beer Can Regatta At Texas Border, a Daily Tide of Poor Migrants Raw: Rescuers Push Beached Whale Back to Ocean Mass. Mayor: Families Lost Everything in Fire Four Kids, Two Adults Shot Dead Near Houston Connecticut Boy Dies Inside Parked Car Fans Dying to Be Near Jazz Greats Robots Gearing Up for Their Own 'World Cup' Kim Kardashian Hits Up Valentino Show in Paris Israeli Offensive Escalates in Gaza Attack Dodgers Found Partly Responsible in Fan Beating Children of Deported Parents Speak Out Police: Prostitute Accused in Overdose Death