Governor Parson Requests Disaster Declaration
A Disaster Declaration has been requested for counties along the Missouri River due to the spring flooding. Governor Mike Parson made the request that the President approve a Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance for 13 counties. Parson says said he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties once floodwaters recede and full damage assessments can be conducted.
The governor’s request includes Public Assistance for 13 Missouri counties, so local governments and qualifying nonprofit agencies may seek federal assistance for reimbursement of emergency response and recovery costs, including repair and replacement costs for damaged roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure. Those counties are Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Holt, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Platte, Ray, and Ste. Genevieve.
The governor also requested Individual Assistance for five Missouri counties, so eligible residents can seek federal assistance with temporary housing, housing repairs, replacement of damaged belongings, vehicles and other qualifying expenses as a result of the flooding. All five are in the far northwest part of the state.