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.

U.S. Representative Billy Long of Missouri’s 7th District says he and his state colleagues in the House and Senate signed a letter to President Obama in support of the move. Nixon requested the declaration on Tuesday, citing significant damage to more than half of Missouri’s counties due to a range of storms since mid-May.

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.


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