Jefferson City, MO – June 26, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — More than $547,000 in disaster assistance has been approved in the seven days since President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Missouri. The disaster declaration is a result of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 8 – 16.
As of Thursday, the latest figures were:
- 577 individuals have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA);
- $511,615 has been approved for temporary housing and home repairs;
- $35,437 in Other Needs Assistance has been approved for personal property loss, medical costs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.
Registration is available at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY 1-800-462-7585) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
Affected residents may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance if their employment was lost or interrupted as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between May 8 – 16. The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will be accepting applications for disaster unemployment claims until August 23. For information about filing a claim, residents should call (800) 788-4002.
Individual assistance is available in the following counties: Adair, Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Madison, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, Shannon, Texas, Washington, and Webster counties.
FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.