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President Trump approves disaster declaration for Missouri

Federal money now available to help with recovery from spring storms.
Straight-line winds knocked down several utility poles and damaged buildings in Lebanon in May 2020
Straight-line winds knocked down several utility poles and damaged buildings in Lebanon in May 2020(KYTV)
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 6:24 AM CDT
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WASHINGTON, DC (KY3) -

President Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Missouri and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from May 3 to May 4, 2020.

Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding in the counties of Bates, Butler, Carter, Dallas, Douglas, Dunklin, Henry, Hickory, Howell, Laclede, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Polk, Ripley, Shannon, Stoddard, Wayne, and Wright.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named John Brogan as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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