Missouri Requests Federal Disaster Declaration to Receive Reimbursements for Damage to Public Infrastructure

Governor Mike Parson requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 21 counties in response to severe storms and flooding that began on June 19 and continued through July 1. Among those counties included is Chariton County in Northeast Missouri. Governor Parson said that due to extremely heavy rains and significant flash flooding in late June, Missouri experienced nearly $7.3 million in damage to roads and bridges alone. The joint preliminary damage assessments, conducted by the State Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, and local officials began on July 8, and estimated a total of $10 million in damage to public infrastructure and emergency response costs eligible for federal assistance.