This information is designed to help prepare for disasters from drought, floods, severe weather and other natural disasters. If your questions are not addressed by the information below, please call the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827.

Drought

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Drinking Water and Wastewater Facility Information

Drinking Water Assistance

Energy

  • Roadmap to Resilience - Assists small- to medium-sized communities with the development of their own customized resilience plans.

Local Assistance Contact Information

Natural Disaster Assistance for Missouri Citizens Contact Phone Numbers - PUB0763

Missouri and Mississippi River Levels - Current conditions and forecasts

The department coordinates issues relating to major river basins that affect Missouri, and provides technical support for negotiations and litigation actions to protect the state’s rights to this water. Learn more about the Missouri River Flood Issues and Mississippi River Flood Issues, or visit the River Observations webpage. 

Missouri Drought Plan

Private Drinking Water Wells

Fire

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Energy

  • Roadmap to Resilience - Assists small- to medium-sized communities with the development of their own customized resilience plans.

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri Department of Public Safety

Flooding

Unlike other natural disasters (e.g., tornadoes, thunderstorms, ice storms), severe flooding usually can be predicted, giving those in the affected areas the opportunity to prepare. You can take steps to minimize the environmental effects if exposed to flood waters.

Note: When rivers or streams are at moderate or major flood levels, boating in these conditions has greater risks and dangers than during normal conditions. For the safety of boaters and to prevent impacts to local infrastructure, boating in these conditions is not recommended. Many counties, towns and communities are actively conducting flood fighting activities, and recreational boating in areas of active flood fights can adversely impact these efforts.

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Containers or Tanks

Drinking Water and Wastewater Facility Information

The following information is intended to provide initial emergency guidance to the operators, owners and employees of both publicly and privately owned facilities that produce and distribute drinking water or collect and treat wastewater.

Drinking Water Assistance

Energy

  • Roadmap to Resilience - Assists small- to medium-sized communities with the development of their own customized resilience plans.

Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group

Historic Preservation

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri and Mississippi River Levels - Current conditions and forecasts

The department coordinates issues relating to major river basins that affect Missouri, and provides technical support for negotiations and litigation actions to protect the state’s rights to this water. Learn more about the Missouri River Flood Issues and Mississippi River Flood Issues. Or visit the River Observations website. 

Missouri State Park Advisories

Private Drinking Water Wells

When Repairs are Needed
If repairs need to be made to the water well, hire a contractor to do the work. Locate contractors licensed to do business in Missouri online using mowells.

Geologic Hazards

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Earthquakes

Missouri experiences small earthquakes nearly every day. These earthquakes typically are too small to be felt but are recorded on seismographs, devices that measure the earth’s movement. Some scientists believe there is about a 10% chance of a magnitude 7-8 earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in a 50 year time interval. Preparing and planning is essential for earthquake safety. The New Madrid Seismic Zone experiences about 200 small earthquakes a year. Unlike some other disasters, earthquakes provide no advance warning. The State Emergency Management Agency works with many government and voluntary agencies, businesses and schools to ensure a coordinated, effective response to the challenges a major earthquake would pose.

Energy

  • Roadmap to Resilience - Assists small- to medium-sized communities with the development of their own customized resilience plans.

Landslides

Landslides, slumps and rockfalls are potential geologic hazards throughout Missouri and can occur where there are bluffs or steep slopes. They often can be triggered when surficial materials are moved or modified by man. In general, the higher and steeper the slope, the farther and faster the slide will travel. Learn more in Geologic Hazards in Missouri - PUB2467 and by visiting our Landslides webpage.

Local Assistance Contact Information

Mining and Reclamation

Sinkholes

HazMat Incident

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Asbestos and Open Burning

Containers or Tanks

Energy

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Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Local Assistance Contact Information

Heat

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Current Air Quality

  • Current Air Quality - Checking local air quality can help you plan your day. The charts include today's forecast for air quality, access to tomorrow's forecast as well as real-time readings on EPA's Air Quality Index.

Energy

  • Roadmap to Resilience - Assists small- to medium-sized communities with the development of their own customized resilience plans.

Summer Heating and Winter Cooling Tips

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri State Park Advisories

Weatherization

Severe Weather

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Containers or Tanks

Dam and Reservoir Safety

Drinking Water and Wastewater Facility Information

Energy

  • Roadmap to Resilience - Assists small- to medium-sized communities with the development of their own customized resilience plans.

Summer Heating and Winter Cooling Tips

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri and Mississippi River Levels - Current conditions and forecasts

The department coordinates issues relating to major river basins that affect Missouri, and provides technical support for negotiations and litigation actions to protect the state’s rights to this water. Learn more about the Missouri River Flood Issues and Mississippi River Flood Issues. Or visit the River Observations website. 

Missouri State Park Advisories

Private Drinking Water Wells

Weatherization

Weatherization