by Tim Church
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – FEMA announces the approval of over $42.5 million in federal funds and insurance claims to flood survivors in Missouri.
Now a month since President Obama approved Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s request for a federal disaster declaration for 33 counties across the state, FEMA shares the National Flood Insurance Program has paid on 766 claims for totaling $29 million .
FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program reports a current approval of $9.7 million to Missouri disaster survivors for disaster-related needs and repairs.
FEMA adds its partner in the recovery effort, the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance, has approved $3.8 million in low-interest loans.
The deadline for most individual assistance programs is 60 days following the President’s major disaster declaration, meaning Missourians still have an opportunity to register for assistance 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).