Nixon's Disaster Declaration Request Gets Support from U.S. Lawmakers
Posted on August 5, 2015 14:34 pm CDT
By: Scott Harvey
Missouri’s Congressional Delegation says it supports Gov. Jay Nixon’s request for a federal emergency disaster declaration in 70 of the state’s counties.
Several counties in southwest Missouri were included in the disaster declaration request for federal public assistance, as well as request for individual assistance.
Individual assistance means that eligible individuals and households can seek federal assistance for uninsured losses from severe weather and flooding. Public assistance allows local governments and eligible nonprofit agencies to seek assistance for response and recovery expenses associated with the severe weather and flooding.