August 02, 2017

SEMA Flood Recovery Update Brief – Wednesday, August 2

  • Through Tuesday morning, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $14.7 million in low-interest disaster loans.
  • Missouri homeowners and renters have until Aug. 14 to apply for FEMA and SBA assistance in all 35 Missouri counties included in the federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance.
    • To register, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST seven days a week or 24 hours a day online at
  • Workers who lost their job due to flooding in Christian, Crawford, Dent, Greene, Iron, Ste. Genevieve, Wayne and Wright counties may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) through the Missouri Department of Labor
    • Aug. 17 is the deadline to file a DUA claim. Claims can be made at Regional Claims Centers, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. A list of claims centers is available here. DUA claims can also be completed online here.
  • Because floodwater often carries harmful bacteria, anyone whose private drinking water source was affected by spring flooding should have their water tested. For a $10 handling fee the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory will test private well water for bacterial contamination. To order a well water testing kit, contact your local public health agency or the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at 573-751-3334.

Missouri Recovery Photo of the Day
Missouri Department of Transportation contractors make steady progress on the James Bridge replacement project on Route PP in Ozark County. Construction began last month and is expected to be completed in October.


For more information, call 573-751-5432 or e-mail