This webpage is designed to help in cleaning up homes and communities affected by drought, floods, severe weather and other natural disasters. For management of debris generated during these disasters refer to Natural Disaster Assistance for Missourians - What to Do with Disaster Debris - PUB0756. If your questions are not address by this publication or the information below please call the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827. Visit our Financial Opportunities webpage for possible recovery funding.

Drought

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

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.

Drought Information and Assistance

Energy

Emergency Energy Loans
Eligible recipients (public K-12 schools, city and county governments, public hospitals, and public colleges and universities) impacted by severe weather events or catastrophic equipment failure may apply for low-interest emergency loans year round. Applications must be submitted within two months of the weather event or catastrophic equipment failure. Loans can provide financing for replacing or upgrading damaged equipment. For more information, please contact energy@dnr.mo.gov.

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri and Mississippi River Levels

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 Drought Plan

Missouri State Park Advisories

Private Drinking Water Wells

Owners of private water wells should take precautions to protect their wells. If a well has been impacted, it is important to disinfect it carefully to ensure the water is safe to drink. Wells also should be disinfected whenever a water sample tests positive for bacteria or when work has been completed on the well, such as a pump replacement or liner installation. The following links provide helpful guidance:

Fire

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Asbestos and Open Burning

Extra precaution should be taken when handling asbestos-containing debris. Open burning is the burning of any materials in which air contaminants are emitted directly into the air without first passing through a stack or chimney. The open burning fact sheet summarizes allowable and prohibited open burning under Missouri regulations.

Current Air Quality

Debris Cleanup

Energy

Emergency Energy Loans
Eligible recipients (public K-12 schools, city and county governments, public hospitals, and public colleges and universities) impacted by severe weather events or catastrophic equipment failure may apply for low-interest emergency loans year round. Applications must be submitted within two months of the weather event or catastrophic equipment failure. Loans can provide financing for replacing or upgrading damaged equipment. For more information, please contact energy@dnr.mo.gov.

Historic Preservation

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri State Park Advisories

Scrap Tires

Flooding

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Debris Cleanup

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

Individuals whose homes or drinking water that may have been affected by a natural disaster can learn tips for Restoring Drinking Water to learn how to flush and disinfect their water lines and more. Additional information is also available from the Department of Health and Senior Services on Water Quality on page 4, 5 and 6. Contact your drinking water system directly to determine if a boil water advisory has been issued. Boil water advisories are a precautionary public notice issued by public water systems if conditions at the system demonstrate a potential threat to public health. Boil water orders are issued by the department and order public water systems to notify their customers about the threat to public health.

Energy

Emergency Energy Loans
Eligible recipients (public K-12 schools, city and county governments, public hospitals, and public colleges and universities) impacted by severe weather events or catastrophic equipment failure may apply for low-interest emergency loans year round. Applications must be submitted within two months of the weather event or catastrophic equipment failure. Loans can provide financing for replacing or upgrading damaged equipment. For more information, please contact energy@dnr.mo.gov.

Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group

The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group provides input on our flood recovery priorities and improvements we can make to better protect our citizens and infrastructure. 

Historic Preservation

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri and Mississippi River Levels

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

Owners of private water wells should take precautions to protect their wells against flooding. If a well has been impacted by floodwater, it is important to disinfect it carefully to ensure the water is safe to drink. Wells also should be disinfected whenever a water sample tests positive for bacteria or when work has been completed on the well, such as a pump replacement or liner installation. The following links provide helpful guidance:

When Repairs are NeededWhen 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.

Bacteriological Testing
For more information about bacteriological testing for private drinking water please contact the following agencies:

Report Orphaned Containers or Tanks

To report orphaned containers or tanks contact the 24-hour spill line at 573-634-2436.

Geologic Hazards

Geologic Hazards in Missouri - PUB2467

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agriculture

Staff respond to and provide Environmental Geology Assistance when mass animal mortality events occur including providing recommendations for appropriate burial locations for animal carcasses to protect Missouri’s environmentally sensitive areas, such as karst areas and floodplains, in the protection of groundwater and surface water.

Dam and Reservoir Safety

Debris Cleanup

Report any potential hazardous substance containers or propane tanks that have been affected by earthquakes to the Department of Natural of Resources. Containers or tanks can also be reported by calling the department’s 24-hour emergency response line at 573-634-2436.

Earthquakes

Energy

Emergency Energy Loans
Eligible recipients (public K-12 schools, city and county governments, public hospitals, and public colleges and universities) impacted by severe weather events or catastrophic equipment failure may apply for low-interest emergency loans year round. Applications must be submitted within two months of the weather event or catastrophic equipment failure. Loans can provide financing for replacing or upgrading damaged equipment. For more information, please contact energy@dnr.mo.gov.

Historic Preservation

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. Read more in Geologic Hazards in Missouri - PUB2467.

Local Assistance Contact Information

Mining and Reclamation

Missouri and Mississippi River Levels

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

Sinkholes

The Missouri Geological Survey provides assistance to citizens by performing geologic evaluations to aid in determining if a collapse is attributed to a natural karst feature, such as a sinkhole, or is associated with the failure of a man-made feature. Learn more about Geologic Mapping for Natural Disasters and Sinkholes and Sinkhole Mitigation.

HazMat Incident

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Asbestos and Open Burning

Extra precaution should be taken when handling asbestos-containing debris. Open burning is the burning of any materials in which air contaminants are emitted directly into the air without first passing through a stack or chimney. The open burning fact sheet summarizes allowable and prohibited open burning under Missouri regulations.

Debris

Energy

Emergency Energy Loans
Eligible recipients (public K-12 schools, city and county governments, public hospitals, and public colleges and universities) impacted by severe weather events or catastrophic equipment failure may apply for low-interest emergency loans year round. Applications must be submitted within two months of the weather event or catastrophic equipment failure. Loans can provide financing for replacing or upgrading damaged equipment. For more information, please contact energy@dnr.mo.gov.

Environmental Emergency Response (EER)

Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Local Assistance Contact Information

Radioactive Materials

Petroleum Releases

Report Orphaned Containers or Tanks

To report orphaned containers or tanks contact the 24-hour spill line at 573-634-2436.

Scrap Tires

Heat

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Current Air Quality

Checking local current air quality can help you plan your day. 

Energy

Emergency Energy Loans
Eligible recipients (public K-12 schools, city and county governments, public hospitals, and public colleges and universities) impacted by severe weather events or catastrophic equipment failure may apply for low-interest emergency loans year round. Applications must be submitted within two months of the weather event or catastrophic equipment failure. Loans can provide financing for replacing or upgrading damaged equipment. For more information, please contact energy@dnr.mo.gov.

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri State Park Advisories

Park and Site Status Viewer

Severe Weather

Advisories, News, Executive Orders and Waivers

Agricultural Information

Dam and Reservoir Safety

Debris Cleanup

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

Emergency Energy Loans
Eligible recipients (public K-12 schools, city and county governments, public hospitals, and public colleges and universities) impacted by severe weather events or catastrophic equipment failure may apply for low-interest emergency loans year round. Applications must be submitted within two months of the weather event or catastrophic equipment failure. Loans can provide financing for replacing or upgrading damaged equipment. For more information, please contact energy@dnr.mo.gov.

Historic Preservation

Local Assistance Contact Information

Missouri and Mississippi River Levels

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

Owners of private water wells should take precautions to protect their wells. If a well has been impacted, it is important to disinfect it carefully to ensure the water is safe to drink. Wells also should be disinfected whenever a water sample tests positive for bacteria or when work has been completed on the well, such as a pump replacement or liner installation. The following links provide helpful guidance:

Report Orphaned Containers or Tanks

To report orphaned containers or tanks contact the 24-hour spill line at 573-634-2436.

Contact Information