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Joplin Recognizes FEMA Official for Tornado Recovery

JOPLIN Mo.-- During a tour of the newly opened Fire Station #4, Mayor Colbert-Kean presented a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizing his work for the community’s recovery following the 2011 disaster.
JOPLIN Mo.-- During a tour of the newly opened Fire Station #4, Mayor Colbert-Kean presented a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizing his work for the community’s recovery following the 2011 disaster.
 

Serino arrived in Joplin on the morning of May 23, 2011, just hours following the tornado. During his deployment in Joplin, led FEMA operations and also provided his expertise and counsel to City officials and community leaders as they began the immediate work to help our citizens.

In addition to this work, Serino hosted a nationwide Think Tank session from the Missouri Southern State University campus in to engage emergency managers across the country in discussions about disaster recovery and in particular, Joplin’s progress.

This April 2012 event brought national attention and visibility to Joplin, allowing others to learn about the combined efforts of City officials, community leaders and citizens that were crucial in keeping the recovery process moving forward.

 
Serino has announced his retirement and will leave his post of FEMA Deputy Administrator on January 23, 2014, making this his last official visit to the community.
 
“Again, we thank Rich for all of his work and wish him well in future endeavors,” said Kean.
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