MO counties eligible for federal assistance following flooding
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI)- Governor Jay Nixon announced Friday that President Barack Obama has approved a request for a major disaster declaration for Missouri. From August 2- 14, 2013, heavy rains brought significant flooding and flash flooding throughout much of the southern part of the state.
Federal assistance will be available for 18 Missouri counties allowing local governments and nonprofits to seek assistance for response and recovery expenses. Those counties include Barry, Camden, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Laclede, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Osage, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright.
Nixon also requested individual assistance for residents. That request is still under review.
Gov. Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri on Aug. 6, in response to the flooding. On Aug. 7 he ordered the deployment of Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen residents and local law enforcement.
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