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Catholic Charities Responds to Needs of Those Affected by the Floods

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is the primary disaster case management provider for southern Missouri.              Flood survivors with unmet needs may receive long-term              recovery assistance, and help with home repairs.   [caption id="attachment_4638" align="alignright" width="300"] Downtown Van Buren[/caption] Between May 8 and May 17, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) participated in 12 Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) held

Be Tornado Ready

Severe Weather Season is Here. March - June are when tornadoes are most likely to occur; however, tornadoes can strike at any time. Extreme tornadic wind can damage and destroy homes and property, and cause injuries. Heed Warnings The National Weather Service issues watches and warnings for severe weather. "Tornado Watch" means that there is potential for a tornado, be prepared to take shelter. "Tornado Warning" means there is a tornado, take shelter immediately. Do not wait for a "T

Are you prepared for a disaster?

Disasters can affect all of us.               Do you know all the details of your insurance coverage if disaster strikes? Insurance can make a big difference in your household's ability to recover. Discuss with your insurance agent whether your current coverage is right for your family. Click here for more information. Need this information in Spanish to share with friends or family? Click here   

Prepare now for winter weather travel

car in snow

Brrrrr! There's a definite crispness to the air today, and this change in temperature arrived alongside Winter Weather Preparedness Day. Anticipate winter weather now and prepare by stocking your vehicle with an emergency kit: First-aid kit Cell phone charger Flashlight and extra batteries Water and snacks Ice scraper and snow brush Boots, gloves and warm clothes for everyone in the car Music and games to help pass the time Jumper cables Flares and safety markers