MO Seeks Joint Federal, State, and Local Damage Assessments in Preparation for Federal Disaster Declaration Request

Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments in 17 counties, including Chariton County in Northeast Missouri, in response to severe storms and flooding. The joint teams will survey damage that began with severe storms on June 19 and continued through July 1 in preparation for the state’s official request for federal disaster assistance. Governor Parson said the extremely heavy rains that affected much of Missouri in late June resulted in flash flooding that caused significant and costly damage to roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure.