FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2017


SEMA Flood Recovery Update Brief – Friday, May 19


Going on today:

  • The following resources were provided by Missouri state partner agencies such as the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Adventist Disaster Services, Catholic Charities, VOAD groups and AmeriCorps St. Louis.
    • Shelters: At the height of the flooding, 15 shelters registered 394 people. There were a total of 1,083 shelter overnight stays during the event.
    • Meals:                   25,459
    • Clean-up Kits:        4,600
  • The final MARC was held Thursday in Arnold. The 15 MARCs served more than 1,200 Missouri families impacted by flooding.
    While the MARCs have closed, remember United Way 211 works to connect flood survivors with resources to meet their unmet needs, including cleanup help. Just call 2-1-1 anywhere in Missouri or reach out to 211 online
  • Teams of local, state and federal disaster specialists continue to conduct joint flooding damage assessments in Missouri counties to support Gov. Greitens’ planned federal major disaster declaration request.

Missouri Recovery Photo of the Day
AmeriCorps has deployed crews to St. Louis County and Carter County, which are working in tandem with the Missouri Community Service Commission and local organizations through United Way 211 to coordinate services.






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