Hundreds in Mo. seek aid after ice storm - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Hundreds in Mo. seek aid after ice storm

By Heartland News & AP

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - More than two weeks after a crippling ice storm, hundreds of southeast Missouri residents are seeking emergency assistance at temporary resource centers.

About 7,600 electric customers in the state are still without power after the January 26th and 27th ice storm. Those with power back on are just trying to get back to normal.

The temporary resource centers in Sikeston, Poplar Bluff and Kennett will be open through tomorrow evening.

Qualifying residents can get $50 vouchers through the Salvation Army to buy food, gas or medicine. One voucher per family is the limit while supplies last.

The centers are staffed by multiple agencies helping with everything from arranging for debris removal to crisis counseling.

The late January ice storm toppled thousands of utility poles, destroyed entire power networks, and crippled whole communities.

Tuesday, there were so many people requesting vouchers that the Poplar Bluff location ran out.

Locations, dates and hours of operation are as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 10 from noon to 7pm -all locations

Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 9am to 7pm -all locations

Thursday, Feb. 12 from 9am to 7pm -all locations

Sikeston - Sikeston sports complex
501 Campanella Drive
For information:  573-475-3737

Poplar Bluff-Black River Coliseum
301 S. 5th Street

Kennett-American Legion VFW Post 5443
1615 1st Street

Voucher registration must be in person at a resource center.

Call 211 or 1-800-427-4626 for further information.

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