FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 03, 2017


SEMA Flood Recovery Update Brief – Thursday, August 3


  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has now approved more than $15 million in federal disaster loans for Missouri residents and businesses impacted by spring flooding. Of the total, $10.6 million is for residents and $4.6 million for businesses.
  • Businesses and residents are encouraged to register with FEMA before the Aug. 14 deadline by calling 800-621‑ 3362 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST seven days a week or 24 hours a day online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health counselors from six Community Mental Health Centers are now providing crisis counseling services in flood-impacted communities. Crisis counselors make personal outreach visits, conduct wellness checks and share information on available local resources for psychological and behavioral health services.
  • FEMA mitigation specialists are at hardware and home improvement stores in Iron, Madison, Ste. Genevieve and Wright counties to provide free information, answer questions and offer tips on how to repair and rebuild flood-damaged homes stronger and safer. Times, dates and locations are available at Recovery.mo.gov.
  • Aug. 12 is the deadline for the following seven Missouri counties designated in the spring flooding federal disaster declaration to apply for FEMA Public Assistance:  Boone, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ste. Genevieve and Scott counties.

Missouri Recovery Photo of the Day
Route A in Webster County was among more than 200 roads in southeast Missouri damaged during the historic spring flooding. The repairs to Route A were completed in June






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For more information, call 573-751-5432 or e-mail mike.o'connell@dps.mo.gov