JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than $9.6 million in disaster aid has been approved for residents suffering damage from the severe storms, flooding and tornado during the period of Sept. 11-24, state and federal officials announce today.? Monday was the last day for individuals and businesses in Missouri to register for assistance.
The following is a recovery summary as of the close of business Jan. 15, 2009 in the declared counties of Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Howell, Jefferson, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Montgomery, Osage, Schuyler, St. Charles, St. Louis, Stone, Taney, Texas, and Webster counties and the Independent City of St. Louis.
3,462 individuals/households registered for assistance during the registration period.
More than $4.2 million has been approved in housing assistance to help disaster-affected Missourians with temporary housing and home repairs. Another $1.5 million has been approved for Other Needs Assistance (ONA), which may include the repair or replacement of personal property and disaster-related transportation, moving, medical, dental, and funeral expenses. Missouri provides 25 percent of ONA money provided to applicants.
2,966 damage inspections have been completed.
More than $3.8 million has been approved for homeowners and businesses by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Those who have questions about low-interest loans from SBA can call 1-800-659-2955, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit SBA?s Web site at: www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information on how to claim disaster losses and other information can be found at ?www.irs.gov (click on storms, floods, tornadoes and other disasters and then choose Missouri). The IRS toll-free number for general tax questions is 1-800-829-1040. Disaster assistance from FEMA is not taxable.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.