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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - President Donald Trump has granted Missouri a second federal disaster declaration in response to damage from tornadoes and flooding throughout the state.

President Trump on Tuesday approved federal assistance for 20 Missouri counties hit by severe weather since April 29. Missouri had asked for help in 41 counties. The President’s declaration makes the federal Individual Assistance program available to eligible residents in Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Miller, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, and St. Charles counties.

Residents in these counties can now register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance with temporary housing, housing repairs, and the replacement of household items.

This is important news for Missouri families and communities that have been hit so hard by the continuing flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms this year,” Governor Mike Parson said. “While Missourians have been working hard to rebuild and pull together to support one another – as we always do – the President’s action means important federal assistance will be available to help Missouri families recover in these 20 counties. I urge them to register for FEMA assistance now. I appreciate President Trump making federal assistance available.

Gov. Mike Parson has said that almost 1,000 homes and 125 businesses were destroyed or heavily damaged by tornadoes and storms that hit the state in late May.

On May 20, Trump approved Parson's first request for a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit agencies in the northwest and southeast Missouri counties deal with damage from storms between March 11 and April 16.

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