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Nearly $15 million in FEMA funding helps Northwest Missouri recover

Posted: 4:46 PM, Aug 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-26 17:46:39-04
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ATCHISON COUNTY, Missouri. (KMTV) — A spokesperson for FEMA says nearly $15 million in funding is helping those in northwest Missouri recover from this year's severe flooding and storms.

FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program paid $13.6 million to flood insurance policyholders in Buchanan, Holt, Andrew, Atchison and Platte counties. A press release from FEMA adds that a major disaster declaration is not required for flood insurance claims.

For damage and serious needs not covered by insurance, FEMA provided $1.3 million towards Individual Assistance grants to homeowners and renters in the area. These grants are for temporary rental assistance, FEMA says, and basic home repairs and other needs that aren't covered by insurance.

Throughout Missouri, $44 million in FEMA funding has been provided, including $37.8 million in FEMA flood insurance payments and $6.2 million Individual Assistance grants.

One-third of FEMA funding statewide has gone to people in Buchanan, Holt, Andrew, Atchison and Platte counties, according to a FEMA press release:

Buchanan County – $5.6 million

FEMA flood insurance: $5.4 million paid; 111 claims

FEMA grants: $206,000; 63 households approved

Holt County – $6.6 million

FEMA flood insurance: $5.9 million paid; 230 claims

FEMA grants: $765,000; 162 households approved

Andrew County – $1.4 million

FEMA flood insurance: $1.2 million paid; 28 claims

FEMA grants: $215,000; 69 households approved

Atchison County – $646,000

FEMA flood insurance: $528,000 paid; 21 claims

FEMA grants: $118,000; 32 households approved

Platte County – $585,000

FEMA flood insurance: $564,000 paid; 20 claims

FEMA grants: $21,000; 5 households approved

Register for FEMA assistance by calling 800-621-3362 or visit this website. The deadline to register for Missouri residents is Sept. 9.

Those who have already spent money on repairs could be eligible for FEMA reimbursements.