SEMA News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 02, 2017
Late Friday, the White House approved Gov. Eric Greitens’ request for a federal disaster declaration for historic flooding that began in Missouri April 28. A total of 48 counties were included in the disaster declaration. Read the Governor's news release here.
o 27 counties were included in the program that assists individuals and families: Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Howell, Jasper, Jefferson, Madison, Maries, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, St. Louis, Stone, Taney, and Texas.
o 46 counties were included in the program that assists local governments and nonprofits with damage to roads, bridges a public infrastructure along with response costs: Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Butler, Camden, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Cole, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Howell, Iron, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Perry, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, Ralls, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, St. Louis, Stone, Taney, Texas, Washington, Wayne, Webster, and Wright.
o To register for FEMA assistance, call FEMA’s toll-free number: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week, or go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
o Monitor Recovery.mo.gov for updates. The site is regularly updated with new information.
The Department of Natural Resources has extended until Aug. 3, its storm waiver, which gives residents and communities in flood-affected counties additional flood cleanup flexibility. Further information on the waiver, issued last month, is available at dnr.mo.gov/disaster.htm.
Missouri Recovery Photo of the Day
Rhonda Shell, with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office, works in an office trailer supplied through SEMA in Van Buren. SEMA Logistics arranged for a total of four other office trailers in Carter and Taney counties.
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