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Missouri has requested a federal disaster declaration in response to recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding.

Governor Mike Parson has requested President Biden approve a major disaster declaration to provide federal aid in 33 Missouri counties. 

A news release from the governor’s office says the request is in response to multiple severe weather events that impacted the state from July 29 through August 14. 

Preliminary damage assessments completed by the State Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimate more than 14-million dollars’ worth of damage and emergency response costs are eligible for federal relief. 

If approved, local governments and qualifying nonprofit agencies can get federal help for reimbursement of emergency response and recovery costs.

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