Missouri Governor Mike Parson has requested that Preliminary Damage Assessments be taken in 17 Missouri counties recently affected by severe storms and flooding.
The Federal Emergency Management agency have been asked to aid in surveying damage for severe storms affecting the areas between June 19th and July 1st. The PDAs will be done in conjunction with local emergency managers and members of the State Emergency Management Agency prior to an official request by the state for federal disaster assistance.
When approved, FEMA will conduct assessments in Andrew, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clinton, Holt, Livingston, and 10 other counties to review damage to public infrastructure and estimate recovery costs. That preliminary work is done before a request is made to the President for a federal Major Disaster Declaration.
For public assistance, both state and county thresholds would need to be met in order for a county to be included in the request.