Taney County Approved for Individual Assistance from FEMA for flooding!
Anyone with damage can register at 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).
Deadline to Register July 8, 2011
has been extended to July 29, 2011
has been extended a second time to August 26, 2011
Welcome to the Office of Emergency Management Web Page
Leap Day Tornado- Post-Disaster Information
Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on March 1, 2012 at 02:11 PM
|Leap Day Tornado - Post-disaster Information
Starting 8 a.m. tomorrow, burnable vegetative debris and untreated lumber from county residents can be delivered to Forsyth Shoals Bend Park located at East Hwy 76 and Birmingham Road in Forsyth. Commercial haulers will not be accepted. Residents should use the Birmingham Road entrance for drop-off. The drop-off point will be available 7-day a week until March 11th from 8-5 a.m. This is a cooperative effort between Taney County and the City of Forsyth. All other materials should be taken to the Taney County Transfer Station on Buchanan Road just north of Branson.
Taney County Transfer Station on Buchanan Road will be accepting non-burnable storm debris from county residents at no charge through March 11th, Vegetative materials will not be accepted. The transfer station will NOT accept storm debris from commercial haulers. They will need to transfer their material direct to the landfill. The transfer station is expanding their hours to 8 - 5 daily 7-days a week until March 11th.
The Incident Management team is currently working on debris collection locations for the other affected areas.
Citizens working in the debris area should be careful. The amount of exposed nails and fasteners present at high chance of injury and exposure to tetanus. If you have not had recent tetanus booster, please contact Taney County Health Department - 417-334-4544.
For further information please contact Taney County Emergency Management at (417) 546-7233.
Taney County Hazard Mitigation Plan
Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on October 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM
|At the bottom of our home page you can find the link to the Taney County Hazard Mitigation plan located under \"Informational Literature\"|
One week left to register
Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on August 19, 2011 at 02:47 PM
|One week is left to register with FEMA for any damage received from the flooding in April and May. We encourage you to register if you have not done so already. You may do so by calling 1-800-621-3362 or go online to www.disasterassistance.gov|
FEMA Deadline to register for individual assistance extended again.
Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on July 28, 2011 at 04:10 PM
|If you or someone you know hasn\'t registered for damage received from flooding in back in April and May we encourage you to do so.
*FEMA Press Release*
FEMA REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUG. 26
COLUMBIA, Mo. - At the request of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to register for state and federal disaster assistance. The new deadline is Aug. 26, 2011.
\"If you had damage, you must register with FEMA by Aug. 26, 2011. Don\'t prejudge your situation or feel that you may be taking something away from your neighbor,\" said Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. \"We want to make every effort to reach all Missourians and ensure that they receive assistance for eligible losses.\"
\"After you register, an inspector will call to make arrangements to visit your damaged home or apartment,\" Turner said. \"Ask for identification when an inspector arrives. FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) inspectors all have photo identification badges and there is no fee for their inspections.\"
The SBA deadline for physical damage also has been extended to Aug. 26, 2011. The deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loans remains Feb. 9, 2012.
Registration may be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by Smartphone through m.FEMA.gov, or by calling FEMA\'s toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). If the applicant has a speech disability or hearing loss and uses a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly; if the applicant uses 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Multi-language assistance is available. Telephone registration is available daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., until further notice.
Assistance to individuals can include grants to help pay for temporary housing needs, essential home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other sources. Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA are also available for homeowners, renters and business owners to repair or replace real or personal property.
Applicants are reminded to keep their FEMA information updated, but not to register twice. Duplicate registrations will delay processing an application.
Renters, homeowners and businesses in the following 25 Missouri counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Howell, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Saint Francois, Saint Louis, Scott, Stoddard, Stone, Taney and Wayne.
Cooling Center @ Salvation Army Branson
Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on July 26, 2011 at 12:52 PM
|The Salvation Army at 1114 Stanley Blvd in Branson has opened the doors as a cooling center to help beat the long running heat wave. Their hours are 9:00-2:30 Monday-Friday.|
Emergency Management Meetings are held the third Thursday of
every even numbered month.
Meetings are at 10:00 a.m. at a selected restaurant in Taney
County and are followed by the County
For weather radios at 29.95 check with local Country
For weather radios at varying prices check with Radio
Shack and discount retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, or
|Major Hazards in Taney County include:|
|Chemical Spills / Releases|
| Jan 30, 2006 - Taney County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan|
|About FEMA Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning|
|The 4 phases of Emergency Management are:|
Sirens are designed to be heard when
citizens are outside their home or business,
so they may take immediate shelter. People inside of homes or
businesses will not always hear them.
People indoors should rely on radio, television, cable
override, and alert radios to keep them
informed and let the sirens inform those out of doors.
The City of Branson is covered by seventeen (17) sirens and
conducts tests the second Wednesday of the
month at 10:00 a.m.; unless there is questionable weather then
it is the third Wednesday. The City of
Springfield also conducts siren tests at this time.
The City of Forsyth is covered by three (3) sirens and also
tests on the second Wednesday of each
month at 10:00 a.m.
Taneyville and Rockaway Beach are covered by one (1) siren each.
The Office of Emergency Management maintains and annually
Local Emergency Operations Plan outlining multiple
agencies responsibilities during a disaster.
Taney County houses a Homeland Security Response Team funded
through Federal Department of Homeland Security Grant money.
Documents associated with the office of the Emergency Management
Jul 11, 2012 - 2012 Taney County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft
Mar 05, 2012 - 2012 Leap Day Tornado Informational Flyer
Jan 30, 2006 - Taney County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
221 Jefferson Road - Branson, MO 65616
132 David Street - Forsyth, MO 65653
(417) 546-7233 | Fax: (417) 546-7218