April 10, 2023

Governor Parson Announces Small Business Administration to Conduct Joint Damage Assessments in Bollinger County

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Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct joint Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) in Bollinger County to determine if the area if eligible for low-interest disaster loans to assist homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profits following the severe storms and EF-2 tornado that occurred on April 5. 

“Last week, severe storms and a deadly tornado swept through Bollinger County, devastating a community and claiming the lives of five Missourians,” Governor Parson said. “SEMA’s regional coordinators have been on the ground helping local emergency managers document extensive damage to public infrastructure, homes, and businesses. Volunteers are working hard to help their neighbors, but there’s a clear need for assistance to help families and businesses recover.”

State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Director Jim Remillard requested joint PDAs be conducted by a team of representatives from the SBA, SEMA, and local emergency management officials. SEMA submitted a formal request to the SBA on Friday for a damage assistance team to begin an assessment on April 11.

Continue reading the news release from Governor Parson's office here.


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