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Missouri wants Feds to expand Disaster help in NEMO

Missouri wants Feds to expand Disaster help in NEMO

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Wants an Individual assessment done in Marion County

The state of Missouri is asking the Federal Government to help more counties in their recovery from flood damage, including several in Northeast Missouri.  

Tuesday afternoon, the state asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state. They've asked that 21 more counties get residential and business help, including Clark and Lewis counties. The state Emergency Management Agency also asked that joint damage assessments for Individual help be conducted for the first time in Marion and three other counties. SEMA expects to later include them in the disaster declaration. In addition, they've also asked that 68 more counties get help for their public agencies to repair roads, bridges, and other damaged infrastructure. That includes Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe Pike, Ralls, Scotland and Shelby counties.

So far, over $26 million has been identified in infrastructure damage and emergency response costs for local jurisdictions. SEMA also said the state of Missouri had damage and expenses totaling more than $23 million due to the flooding and storms.

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