Last updateTue, 27 Jan 2015 4pm

Missouri receives major disaster declaration in response to Gov. Nixon’s request

Agencies in 27 Missouri counties are now eligible for federal assistance for response and recovery costs
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that President Barack Obama has approved his request for a major disaster declaration for Missouri as a result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and prolonged flooding that affected large portions of the state from May 29 to June 10. The federal government has approved public assistance for 27 Missouri counties, which allows local governments and nonprofit agencies to seek assistance for response and recovery expenses associated with the severe weather and flooding.

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