JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This afternoon, President Joe Biden approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a major disaster declaration for Missouri in response to the severe flooding that impacted the St. Louis region from July 25 to July 28.
Because of this declaration, eligible residents of St. Louis and St. Charles counties can now seek help through FEMA’s individual assistance program.
Individual assistance can help with the following:
- Temporary housing
- Housing repairs
- Replacement of damaged belongings
- Replacement of damaged vehicles
- Other qualifying expenses as a result of the flooding and storms
“This was historic, devastating flash flooding that has impacted thousands of people in the St. Louis region,” Governor Parson said in a statement. “As we’ve seen at the assistance center events last week, there is tremendous need to support the families that have been so severely impacted by the record flash flooding. I appreciate the President acting swiftly to get Missourians the assistance they need. We will continue to work closely with our federal and local partners, along with the voluntary organizations that are already working hard to help.”
Officials say the deadline for most individual assistance programs is 60 days following the President’s major disaster declaration.
The flooding resulted in major damage to more than 750 homes and over 130 businesses.
Large amounts of water in the city caused at least $35 million in damage to uninsured infrastructure and emergency response costs.
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