Advertisement

Missouri requests 2nd federal disaster declaration

In this aerial photograph, tornado damage is seen Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Jefferson City,...
In this aerial photograph, tornado damage is seen Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Jefferson City, Mo. The National Weather Service has confirmed a large and destructive tornado touched down overnight in Missouri's state capital, causing heavy damage. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (KY3)
Published: Jun. 24, 2019 at 4:31 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe is requesting another federal disaster declaration to help after flooding, tornadoes and severe storms hit the state.

Kehoe sent the request Monday on behalf of Gov. Mike Parson, who is on vacation.

The state is asking the federal government for individual assistance in more than 40 counties. If granted, a declaration would give residents in those counties access to federal help with temporary housing, home repairs, and other expenses related to severe weather damage.

This is Missouri's second federal disaster request this year. President Donald Trump granted the first request in May.

Severe weather has continued to barrage the state since then.