Thursday, May 26, 2011

Joplin Tornado Interactive Map - Created by Newsleader

Federal assistance is available for eligible uninsured losses in Butler, Mississippi, New Madrid, St. Louis and Taney counties

Missouri Department of Public Safety Press Release

Residents of Butler, Mississippi, New Madrid, St. Louis and Taney counties that have been hit by severe storms or flooding since April 19, and who have experienced uninsured losses, may be   eligible for federal assistance. On May 9, President Barack Obama granted a major disaster declaration for these counties, following a request by Gov. Jay Nixon. The declaration means eligible individuals and households can seek federal assistance for uninsured losses, including temporary housing, home repair and replacement of household items.

Affected residents must register to be considered for assistance by going to or calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For more details on the federal disaster declaration and the approval process please visit

Additional counties in Missouri may be designated as disaster areas as additional damage assessments are completed.
For additional information on emergency response in Missouri, please continue to visit the State Emergency Management Agency and

Joplin Tornado - Updated Missing Person List

Missouri Tragedy Deaths Above 20 (Compiled by Bob Priddy)

  • 255–St. Louis tornado May 27, 1896
  • 116–Joplin tornado May 22, 2011 (figure incomplete as of this writing)
  • 114–Hyatt Regency Hotel Skywalks collapse, Kansas City July 17, 1981
  • 100-plus–Steamship Saluda explosion, Lexington, Apr. 9, 1852
  • 87–Poplar Bluff tornado May 9, 1927
  • 72–St. Louis tornado Sept. 29, 1927
  • 72–Katie Jane Memorial Home for the Aged
  • 65–Marshfield tornado Apr. 18, 1880
  • 55–Six County tornado (southeast Missouri) May 30, 1917
  • 42–Tipton Ford train collision, (near Neosho) Aug. 5, 1914
  • 38–Ozark Airlines FH-227 crash, St. Louis July 23, 1973
  • 37–West Plains dance hall explosion April 13, 1928
  • 37–Kansas City (Ruskin Heights) tornado May 10, 1957
  • 34–Kirksville tornado Apr. 27, 1889
  • 31–Gasconade River railroad bridge collapse Nov. 1, 1855
  • 28–Kansas City (Lathrop School) May 11, 1886
  • 26–Fire at Wayside Inn Nursing Home, Farmington, 1979
  • 23–Cape Girardeau tornado May 21, 1949
  • 21–St. Louis tornado  Feb. 10, 1959
  • 21–Coates House Hotel fire, Kansas City, January 28, 1978

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