Tag Archives: FEMA

Scotland County to Receive FEMA Disaster Aid

On July 29th Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to the state’s request to provide federal assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 68 counties recovering from flooding and severe storms between April 29 and July 5. The approval of Missouri’s July 16 request means FEMA will assist […]

New Proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map Reflects Changes to Local Flood Risk

The update to the Flood Insurance Rate Map for Scotland County is nearing completion. The new map will provide communities in Scotland County with up-to-date flood risk information and tools that can be used to enhance local mitigation plans, and help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood […]

Severe Weather Awareness Week, Statewide Tornado Drill Help Missourians Prepare for Deadly Severe Weather Threats

In 2017, Missourians were reminded once again of the deadly, unforgiving force of severe weather. The state suffered its first tornado death in five years; with nine flooding fatalities, Missouri also experienced its second deadliest year for flooding in almost a decade. Beginning April 28, 2017, Missouri was hit by up to 12 inches of […]

FEMA Grant Helps Gorin Fire Department Secure New Turnout Gear

Attire more than a decade old may not be deemed stylish, but when it comes to emergency service personnel, there are far more crucial concerns than offending the fashion police. With its newest personal protection equipment dating back to 2004, the Gorin Fire Department was recently approved for a federal Assistance to Firefighters  Grant to […]

President Declares Disaster for Scotland County, Missouri

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Missouri to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period May 15 to July 27, 2015. […]

County Still Awaiting Word on Disaster Declaration

On Wednesday, the Scotland County Commission said it can wait no longer. The Commission ordered the replacement of a culvert on County Road #861.  The site is awaiting approval for FEMA disaster assistance, but the commission deemed the road issue to be too dangerous to wait any longer. Several major storm-related repairs have remained on […]

Severe Weather Takes Toll on Scotland County Roads

Put ’em up. Take ’em down. Put ’em up, take ’em down. That broken record has been playing all week for the Missouri Department of Transportation, Scotland County and emergency service personnel that have been on the yo-yo held by Mother Nature as revolving episodes of severe weather has led to flash flooding, forcing road […]

Scotland County Awarded Federal Funds to Supplement Emergency Food, Shelter Programs

Scotland County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Scotland County (District 14) has been chosen to receive $1,571 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National […]