Feds approve public disaster aid for 68 Missouri counties

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -  More than half of Missouri's counties have been approved for federal aid to fix public infrastructure and remove debris following the most recent round of flooding and tornadoes.

Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved public assistance for governments and nonprofits in 68 counties affected by flooding and storms between April 29 and July 5.

Preliminary assessments have identified $49 million in public costs _ mostly to state and local roads and bridges, buildings and utilities.

State Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Caty Eisterhold says the state hopes to conduct damage assessment in an additional 22 counties that could be added to the federal disaster declaration.

Federal public assistance also was approved earlier this year for flooding that occurred in March and April.

Missourians from any county may visit any recovery center. Before visiting a recovery center, residents are asked to register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Follow recovery updates in Missouri on Twitter @MOSEMA_ and @FEMARegion7

Disaster Recovery Centers in St. Charles and Lincoln counties to provide one-on-one assistance to Missourians affected by recent flooding, severe storms, and tornadoes.

Winfield High School 3920 E. Hwy. 47 Winfield, MO 63389
Days: July 30-Aug. 1
Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Family Arena
2002 Arena Parkway St. Charles, MO 63303
Open Monday to Saturday Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (until further notice) Closed Sundays

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