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President Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration

WASHINGTON (KFVS) -

President Barack Obama Friday declared a major disaster in state of Missouri due to August storms and flooding. 

He ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding on August 2-14, 2013.

According to a news release from the White House, Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms.

The Missouri counties eligible for aid include: Barry, Camden, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Laclede, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Osage, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. 

According to FEMA, additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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