Federal disaster assistance extended to more Missouri counties hit hard by flooding and severe storms | Governor Jay Nixon

Federal disaster assistance extended to more Missouri counties hit hard by flooding and severe storms

June 1, 2011
Jefferson City, MO

Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended public disaster assistance to 22 additional counties in Missouri. Some counties were designated for public assistance only; some for public assistance, in addition to a previous designation for individual assistance; and some for public assistance, in addition to a previous designation for individual assistance, debris removal and emergency protective assistance.

"Over the past several weeks, local and county governments have faced historic challenges from floods, tornadoes and other storms, and they have incurred significant expenses as a result," Gov. Nixon said. "As we begin to focus on clean-up and rebuilding in the immediate aftermath of the Joplin tornado, we must continue to move forward with recovery from these other disasters as well. This additional federal assistance will be a critical part of that process."

The following counties were designated for assistance today:

Additional counties designated today for Public Assistance only

Barry
Carter
Christian
Douglas
Oregon
Ozark
Polk
Shannon
Texas
Washington
Webster
Wright


Additional counties designated today for Public Assistance, in addition to a previous designation for Individual Assistance

Cape Girardeau
Dunklin
Mississippi
New Madrid
Pemiscot
Ripley
St. Francois
Stone


Additional counties designated today for Public Assistance, in addition to a previous designation for Individual Assistance, Debris Removal and Emergency Protective Measures

Jasper
Newton


Individual assistance means that eligible individuals and households can seek federal assistance for uninsured losses from storms and flooding.

Public assistance allows local governments to seek assistance for response and recovery expenses associated with the storms.