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Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4250)

Incident Period: December 23, 2015 - January 09, 2016
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 21, 2016

Individual Assistance Applications
Approved: 2,459

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $13,175,523.43

Total Public Assistance Grants
Dollars Obligated: $35,169,980.30

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):

Barry, Barton, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maries, McDonald, Morgan, Newton, Osage, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, Wright

Opening day of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Franklin County, an area affected by the late December flooding.

Survivors can still contact FEMA to ask questions or to get referrals for help with any
unmet needs by calling 800-621-3362 or by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

$13,175,523.43

Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*

$10,767,268.81

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$2,408,254.62

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

2,459

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$35,169,980.30

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$11,143,303.33

Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝

$22,771,497.97

Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Last Updated: 2017-12-15 13:40

FEMA helpline available for Missouri flood survivors

The deadline for Missourians to register for disaster assistance may have passed, but help is still available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Survivors can still contact FEMA to get answers to questions or to get referrals for help with any unmet need.

The FEMA helpline is available seven days a week as a resource for Missourians who sustained losses from the late December and January floods. To talk to a knowledgeable FEMA recovery specialist, call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 1-800-621-3362. Assistance is available by phone from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Survivors can use the helpline to:

  • Ask questions about FEMA decision letters.

  • Learn how to appeal FEMA decision letters. Any applicant may appeal.

  • Inquire about the status of a registration.

  • Provide change of address, telephone and bank account numbers and insurance information to avoid delays in processing disaster assistance.

  • Receive information about FEMA home inspections.

  • Receive answers to questions about federal disaster assistance.

Applicants should have their nine-digit FEMA registration number if they have questions about their application.

If they prefer, survivors can also go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov and click “Check Your Status” to get an update on their application for state and federal assistance.

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Last Updated: 2016-01-22 04:21