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Missouri faces $86 million in flood damage costs

On Thursday, Missouri’s Department of Public Safety released a preliminary assessment that showed about $86 million in flooding and storm damage costs for the state.

Nearly $58 million come from infrastructure damage, debris removal and emergency response efforts.

On Wednesday, Gov. Eric Greitens asked President Donald Trump for a major disaster declaration to provide federal aid to several counties. His request was amended Thursday morning to include St. Louis County for repairs to damaged public infrastructure and flooding response costs.

Waivers were also granted to 47 school districts impacted by the floods for missed days of school and DESE extended the MAP testing window for those affected.

Other extensions includes, but were not limited to tax return filings and payments, and waivers for vehicle title penalty fees.

Severe weather between April 28 and May 11 caused record flooding on at least 12 rivers and major creeks.

According to the governor’s office, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined parts of Howell and Texas counties received “once-in-a-millennium” rainfall totals, while other areas received once-in-500-year rainfall totals.

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