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President Approves Missouri Disaster Declaration

CHARLESTON, WV - AUGUST 21: President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on August 21, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia. Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for Trump and a longtime political operative, was found guilty in a Washington court today of not paying taxes on more than $16 million in income and lying to banks where he was seeking loans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Farmington) President Trump has approved Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for the state.

The approval was given Thursday.

Parson had asked that FEMA’s public assistance program be used to reimburse eligible expenditures made by local governments, nonprofit organizations and the state for emergency protective measures for those responding to the coronavirus.

The White House is still reviewing Parson’s request for federal hazard mitigation assistance.

The governor declared a state of emergency in Missouri two weeks ago.

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