Governor Jay Nixon has asked for federal assistance for city residents whose property was damaged in the New Year's Eve tornadoes. This is a bit of good news in a bad situation. An official Declaration of Major Disaster by President Obama would ensure that residents with uninsured storm damage would be able to rebuild and repair.
To learn more about the process, read here: http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/dec_guide.shtm
We expect to hear more soon.