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Gov. Nixon requests federal disaster declaration

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Gov. Jay Nixon is requesting a federal major disaster declaration for severe storms that struck Missouri from May 29 to June 10. The storms included one that spawned a tornado in the St. Louis area and others that caused widespread flooding.

Gov. Nixon’s disaster declaration request is for public assistance in the following 30 counties: Barton, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Howard, Iron, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Maries, Marion, Miller, Montgomery, Osage, Perry, Pettis, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Shelby, Stoddard, Sullivan, St. Charles, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Texas, Vernon and Webster.

In addition, the Governor is seeking individual assistance for these seven counties within that group: Callaway, Lincoln, Montgomery, Osage, Pike, St. Charles and St. Louis.

Public assistance allows local governments to seek assistance for response and recovery expenses associated with the severe weather and flooding. Individual assistance means that eligible individuals and households can seek federal assistance for uninsured losses from severe weather and flooding.

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