JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The state of Missouri is asking for federal assistance for residents and businesses affected by tornadoes and flooding in 41 counties.
Damage assessments conducted by the State Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency and local officials examined 1,650 primary homes. Of those, 953 had been destroyed or sustained major damage. The assessments also showed that 125 of 251 businesses that were examined had been destroyed or sustained major damage.
"Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, and communities across Missouri," Governor Mike Parson said. "In addition, in late May, our state was battered by tornadoes and storms that destroyed or heavily damaged almost one thousand homes. Communities and volunteers are working hard to help their neighbors, but there's a clear need for federal assistance to help Missouri families recover."
Individual Assistance would allow eligible residents to seek federal assistance with temporary housing, housing repairs, replacement of damaged belongings, vehicles, and other qualifying expenses as a result of the flooding and storms.
Counties that could benefit from federal individual assistance include: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Barton, Boone, Buchanan, Callaway, Carroll, Chariton,Christian, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Dallas, Douglas, Gasconade, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Hickory, Holt,Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Macon, Miller, Osage,Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Saline, St. Charles, St. Louis and Ste. Genevieve.
The following counties could receive public assistance: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Barry, Barton, Bates, Bollinger, Buchanan, Caldwell,Camden, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Cole, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, Douglas, Dunklin, Gentry, Grundy,Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Jasper, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Maries,Marion, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, New Madrid, Nodaway, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pike, Pulaski,Putnam, Ralls, Ray, St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard,Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, and Wright.