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Governor Greitens announces counties Preliminary Damage Assessment teams will assess

According to an official press release, Governor Eric Greitens has announced that starting Wednesday, teams of local, state and federal disaster specialists will be assessing flooding and severe storm damage to homes, personal property and public infrastructure.

“Our first responders and Missouri citizens responded swiftly and bravely to the devastating and historic flooding,” said Governor Greitens. “Their actions saved lives and protected property. Now we must act just as swiftly to clear debris, assess damage, and help Missourians rebuild and recover.”

People working on these teams will carry official identification.

Individual Assistance teams assess damage to homes and personal property. The counties that will be assessed are: Barry, Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Christian, Crawford, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Gasconade, Greene, Howell, Jasper, Madison, Maries, McDonald, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Ste. Genevieve, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas and Wright.

Public Assistance teams will assess disaster damage to public infrastructure like roads, bridges and schools as well as to certain nonprofit entities. The counties that will be assessed are: Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Butler, Camden, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Cole, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howell, Iron, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, Ralls, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Washington, Webster, and Wright.

Those affected by the flooding and severe storms are encouraged to report damage to their local emergency management officials and to document losses, including photographing damage and retaining receipts. Individuals and business owners should tell their insurance companies of damage and not wait for damage assessments.

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