May 27, 2011
Federal disaster assistance extended to more Missouri counties hit hard by severe storms and flooding
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended individual disaster assistance to six additional counties and public assistance to 13 additional counties in Missouri. Some counties were designated for individual assistance only; some for public assistance only; and some for both individual and public assistance.
"Over the past several weeks, individuals, families and businesses across Missouri have been hit hard by severe storms and flooding," Gov. Nixon said. "As we continue to work 24/7 to recover in the immediate aftermath of the devastating tornado that struck Joplin last week, we must help folks recovering from floods and other storms move forward 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 Individual Assistance only
Additional counties designated today for Individual and Public Assistance
Additional counties designated today for Public Assistance only (already designated for Individual Assistance)
Additional counties designated today for Public Assistance only
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.