JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Local government and nonprofits in 33 Missouri counties will receive federal aid after President Joe Biden approved Gov. Mike Parson’s request for a “major disaster declaration,” according to a Thursday press release from the governor’s office.
Federal aid will go to several counties, including Benton, Camden and Maries counties. Parson announced the request in a Sept. 6 press release, citing inclement weather from July 29-Aug. 14. The request included more than $14 million in qualifying expenses.
“This is important news for the communities that have been repeatedly impacted by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding this summer,” Parson said in a press release. “We appreciate the President making federal assistance available, which will provide millions of dollars in much needed support to help repair roads, bridges, and other vitally important infrastructure across the state.”
Public assistance will be given to Adair, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Camden, Christian, Clark, Crawford, Dade, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, Henry, Iron, Knox, Madison, Maries, Mississippi, Morgan, New Madrid, Ozark, Perry, Scotland, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve, Taney, Vernon, Wayne and Worth counties.