Governor Asks for Federal Disaster Storm Assistance from F.E.M.A.

(Jefferson City) Governor Mike Parson announced Friday that the State has begun the process of obtaining federal disaster assistance in response to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began impacting Missouri on July 29th.

This severe weather pattern has repeatedly struck Missouri, causing extensive damage in 26 counties across the state, including a part of the listening area.

The State has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint preliminary damage assessments in those counties which include Bollinger, Crawford, Madison, Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties.

This request is one of the first steps the State must take in order to request a federal major disaster declaration.

Joint P.D.A.’s are being requested for FEMA Public Assistance.

For public assistance, both state and county thresholds must be met in order for a county to be included in that request.