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Governor Asks FEMA for Disaster Aid after Thunderstorms and Flooding

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers the State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri is clashing with the U.S. Department of Justice over a new law banning police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Justice Department officials wrote that state lawmakers went too far with the law and noted that federal law trumps state law under the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause. In response, Parson and Attorney General Eric Schmitt wrote a defiant letter stating that they still plan to enforce the new law. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Governor Parson has requested federal disaster money after severe storms and flooding that began on June 19th and ended on July 1st in Missouri.

The governor’s request to FEMA is asking for a major disaster declaration for 21 Missouri counties, local governments, and qualifying nonprofit agencies. The governor said, “Due to extremely heavy rains and significant flash flooding in late June, Missouri experienced nearly $7.3 million in damage to roads and bridges alone.”

State Emergency Management Agency and local officials began on July 8 and estimated a total of $10 million in damage to public infrastructure and emergency response costs eligible for federal assistance.

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