SEMA News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2017
Going on this Memorial Day Weekend:
- SEMA/FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment figures included in Gov. Eric Greitens’ federal major disaster declaration request show the following estimated damage and expenses:
- $58 million in damage to public infrastructure and emergency response costs.
- $28 million in housing and other individual and family losses, including furnishing, clothing and medicine along with expected temporary housing costs.
- 369 houses destroyed.
- 848 houses with major damage.
- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Adult Abuse & Neglect Hotline has received a total of 15 calls from seniors or disabled adults with flood-related needs. Adult Protective Services staff responded to assist these flood survivors.
- During emergencies, DHSS uses the hotline as another way for people to request assistance. To report a senior or disabled adult in need of flood assistance, call 1-800-392-0210.
- This Memorial Day Weekend, faith-based and volunteer groups are participating in a wide variety of flood recovery work – including cleanup, mucking and gutting, mold sanitation, debris removal and donations management – from Newton County to Franklin County.
- United Way 211 is the go-to source for 24/7 assistance with unmet flood recovery needs. Call 2-1-1 for assistance or contact 211 online at http://211helps.org.
- Visit Mo.gov/flood for more flood recovery resources. The site is updated daily.
Missouri Recovery Photo of the Day
This photo was chosen because it shows a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) success story. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Catholic Charities teamed up to provide a replacement refrigerator for flood survivor Edward Powell of Ellington, Mo., who had attended a MARC and explained his l need for a refrigerator to keep his insulin at the proper temperature.
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