Multi-agency resource centers remain open for local flood victims

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Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 10:17 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) - As flood victims from St. Louis City to St. Charles County continue to clean up after devastating flash flooding, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will participate in a preliminary damage assessment this week.

Gov. Mike Parson says FEMA will assess the damage from flash floods in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles and Montgomery counties. Tuesday, Senator Josh Hawley toured areas of Florissant that were hit the hardest. After witnessing the damage, he aims to push for federal aid.

“Number one we need to push the timing of this. There’s nothing like seeing it yourself because then later when I’m talking to federal officials I can say ‘Hey listen I’ve been there. I’ve seen it. We need to get help to these folks’,” Hawley said.

Eight teams will jointly verify documented damage in order to determine which federal programs can be requested to help support recovery. Those who have experienced flood- and storm-related damage should report it to their local emergency management agency if they haven’t already. Additional joint damage assessments can be conducted in more Missouri counties if additional information is documented locally.

To assist families impacted by flooding and severe storms, several Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) have been organized in the St. Louis region by SEMA’s Emergency Human Services team, the Missouri Governor’s Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership (The Partnership), Missouri Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (MOVOAD), the St. Louis Area and St. Charles Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), local volunteer and faith-based organizations, and other state/local agencies. MARCs are one-stop shops that pull together recovery resources in communities impacted by disasters.

Four MARCs will take place this week in Wentzville, Florissant, University City and the City of St. Louis:

Tuesday, August 2

Element Church

100 Mall Pkwy, Unit 500 | Wentzville, MO 63385

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3

John F. Kennedy Community Center

315 Howdershell Road | Florissant, MO 63031

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 4

Centennial Commons

7210 Olive Blvd. | University City, MO 63130

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, August 5

Friendly Temple

5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. | St. Louis, MO 63130

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 6

East St. Louis High School

901 State St. | East St. Louis, IL

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 7

East St. Louis High School

901 State St. | East St. Louis, IL

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.