Flood Recovery Deadlines: Less than two week left to register for assistance!


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Just one week left to register for flood recovery assistance!

1874 applications approved by FEMA
Through Aug. 4, FEMA has approved the applications of 1,874 Missouri households for disaster assistance. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 14.

On Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved five more Missouri families for federal disaster assistance. Over the last 63 days, that approval process has occurred for 1,874 Missouri households, sending them more than $11.7 million for emergency home repairs, rental assistance, the replacement of essential personal property and other expenses.

It’s a reminder that community disaster recovery begins with individual families.

Now, just 10 days remain for other Missouri disaster survivors to take advantage of their opportunity to register for assistance before FEMA’s Aug. 14 deadline. Homeowners, renters and businesses are urged to apply for FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov 24/7 or by calling 800-621-3362 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week before the Aug. 14 deadline.

There are other figures this week that show the progression of FEMA’s recovery model sequence: individual households first, then local governments, public districts and nonprofit agencies.

Through Aug. 2, FEMA has received claims associated with more than 2,000 damage sites to public infrastructure and emergency response efforts, with a total cost estimate of over $52.8 million.

FEMA has received 241 Requests for Public Assistance and completed 159 initial meetings with public sector applicants.

Aug. 12 is the deadline local governments in the final seven counties included in the flooding disaster declaration – Christian, Crawford, Dent, Greene, Iron, Ste. Genevieve, Wayne and Wright – to file requests for reimbursement of infrastructure repairs and emergency response costs.

The numbers demonstrate the extent of Missouri’s historic spring flooding and the importance of seeking federal assistance for Missouri families, public entities and nonprofits before the upcoming deadlines.

Recovery Progress

  • In all, almost $88 million in payments – including FEMA grants, National Flood Insurance Program payments to policyholders and U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans – has now flowed into Missouri, helping fuel the recovery of Missouri families.
  • SBA has approved more $15.2 million in low-interest disaster loans to 230 homeowners, renters and businesses.
  • The National Flood Insurance Program has made payments totaling $61 million to more than 1,130 Missouri policyholders. NFIP continues to process more than 100 additional claims. Read about the NFIP program in Missouri here.
  • On July 31, the Missouri Department of Mental Health applied to FEMA for a $1.8 million Crisis Counseling Program (CCP)/Regular Services Program (RSP) grant. If received, the grant would fund personal outreach, wellness checks and other behavioral health services to flood survivors for up to nine months through Missouri’s participating Community Mental Health Centers. Currently, these services are being funded through a FEMA Immediate Services Program grant.
  • The Missouri Department of Transportation reports Clarkson Construction Co. of Kansas City is replacing two bridges destroyed by flooding in Ozark County. The contract was awarded last month and the new bridges are expected to be complete by October.
  • MoDOT’s final major flood repair projects will be bid Aug. 18: Route M in Jefferson County, work to stabilize two sections of ground along I-44 in Franklin and St. Louis counties that experienced landslides, and Route HH below the Clearwater Lake Dam. The contracts will be awarded after approval from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.  


        • Aug. 12: Requests for Public Assistance from governments and nonprofits, in the final seven counties designated by FEMA for Public Assistance, must be received by FEMA, after processing by SEMA.
        • Aug. 14: Homeowners, renters and businesses must apply with FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration for federal disaster assistance or a low-interest disaster loan.
        • Aug. 17: Workers from Christian, Crawford, Dent, Greene, Iron, Ste. Genevieve, Wayne and Wright counties must apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.    
        • Feb. 2: Farmers from counties included in the Presidential disaster declaration are eligible for USDA FSA low-interest loans.
        • March 2: Small businesses and nonprofit organizations must apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which are available regardless of whether the business sustained property damage.

              Rebuilding Infrastructure
              Infrastructure Damage
              Through Aug. 2, FEMA’s Public Assistance Section has received claims associated with more than 2,000 damage sites to public infrastructure, with a total cost estimate of over $52.8 million.

              Visit Recovery.mo.gov for more flood recovery resources. The site is updated daily.

              United Way 211 is the go-to source for 24/7 assistance with unmet flood recovery needs. Call 2-1-1 for assistance or contact 211 online at http://211helps.org

              Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or visit www.DisasterAssistance.govYou have until Aug. 14 to register. The quicker you register, the quicker you can get FEMA assistance.


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