August 5, 2013
FEMA action means 28 Missouri counties are now eligible for public assistance due to severe weather from May 29 to June 10
Federal disaster assistance extended to Scotland County
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended federal disaster assistance to Scotland County for eligible local government and nonprofit agencies that were affected by severe storms and flooding from May 29 to June 10.
On July 18, FEMA granted a request by Gov. Nixon for a major disaster declaration for Missouri for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and prolonged flooding that affected large portions of the state from May 29 to June 10. That action allows local governments and nonprofit agencies to seek assistance for response and recovery expenses associated with the severe weather and flooding.
The counties included in the original federal disaster declaration were: Barton, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Chariton, Clark, Howard, Iron, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Maries, Marion, Miller, Montgomery, Osage, Perry, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Sullivan, Texas and Webster.
"This disaster extension means local government and nonprofit agencies with eligible expenses in Scotland County will receive reimbursement for high response and recovery costs," Gov. Nixon said. "Moving swiftly to complete infrastructure repairs will also help residents and businesses."
Gov. Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri effective May 31, as continuing severe weather elevated river levels and tornadoes and straight-line winds caused extensive damage in the state. The order activated the State Emergency Operation Center and enabled the state to mobilize its resources, including the State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, to assist local authorities.