JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The governor’s office announced in a Wednesday press release that the state is requesting a “major disaster declaration” for federal assistance to 33 Missouri counties, citing inclement weather from July 29-Aug. 14.
The aid request includes several counties in Mid-Missouri, including Benton, Camden and Maries counties.
According to the release, initial damage assessments indicate there is more than $14 million in infrastructure damage and emergency response costs eligible for federal assistance.
If approved, local governments and qualifying nonprofit agencies may seek federal assistance for reimbursement of emergency response and recovery costs, including repair and replacement costs for damaged roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure.
According to the release, Gov. Mike Parson is requesting public assistance for 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.
Parson previously signed an executive order on Aug. 5 in response to severe weather and flooding.
Storms also rolled through the Lake of the Ozarks area on Tuesday night and caused several power outages.