JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- To date, $6,941,209 in public assistance funding has been obligated to the State of Missouri to reimburse local governments and certain private nonprofits for their expenses related to the December 6-15, 2007 ice storm, federal officials announced today.
This amount represents almost 20 percent of the total estimated damage of more than $34.8 million to Missouri public facilities from the December storm. The funds are made available from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This is a sample of the amounts obligated to local governments and agencies which will all receive more than $100,000.00 of the $6.9 million obligated:
- Jasper: $3,148,971.79;
- Barton: $ 729,109.02;
- Cole: $ 368,868.22;
- Boone: $ 308,823.16;
- Callaway: $ 295,937.17;
- Lincoln: $ 222,089.59;
- Montgomery: $ 175,111.34;
- Pike: $ 171,235.74;
- Moniteau: $ 153,047.04; and
- Morgan: $ 102,369.35
The City of Joplin will receive more than $2 million, the largest grant for debris removal to date under this disaster declaration.
These federal funds reimburse costs incurred for emergency protective measures, debris removal and the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged public facilities, including roads and bridges, buildings, parks, water control facilities and utilities.
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.