Thursday, May 26, 2011

Missouri State Officials Travel to Joplin Today

From Missouri News Horizon:

"All state agencies with a role in assisting victims in the recovery will be present, along with officials from FEMA, the American Red Cross and the City of Joplin. Victims will be able to meet individually with staffers to discuss the steps that will need to be taken in order to obtain food and cash assistance, counseling, temporary housing and unemployment benefits, along with other government aid programs. Department leaders will also provide an overview of services available.

The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Missouri Southern State University’s Taylor Performing Arts Center, 3950 Neman Road in Joplin."

Related: Roughly 7,000 Volunteers Descend On Joplin MO.
"Missourians looking to aid in the Joplin recovery are asked to call 2-1-1. Out-of-state volunteers are asked to call (800) 427-4626.

Any volunteer workers with medical expertise are asked to register online at www.showmeresponse.org."
Update: From The KC Metro News Monitor:
"More emergency workers continue to roll into the area. The State Emergency Management Agency estimates there are 500 firefighters, 133 Highway Patrolmen, 154 emergency medical technicians, and 275 members of various search and rescue teams.

Police and fire officials in Joplin are encouraging anyone who does not have a home in the affected area to please stay away from the damage site."
CC: Barack Obama

Updated update: Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon signs order waiving certain medical rules.
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