by Tim Church
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Since Missouri saw the end of the high flood waters in January, FEMA has been on the front lines to deliver assistance to those who need it.
FEMA announced that just 12 days after the disaster declaration, its IHP program put out more than 8-point-1 million dollars in the hands of survivors for disaster-related needs.
Missouri Region 7 Media Relations Specialist William Lindsey says it’s still important for flood affected residents to seek out assistance to any damage to their home or business:
FEMA adds its partner in the recovery effort, the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance, has approved 16 disaster loans for 848-thousand-600-dollars across the 33 disaster-designated counties in Missouri.
Since the disaster declaration was made, more than 100 FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance specialists have canvassed hard-hit Missouri neighborhoods and helped nearly 550 survivors connect with recovery services. Individuals may register for disaster aid online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling FEMA’s toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).