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One week left to apply for disaster assistance in Missouri

Posted at 12:39 PM, Sep 03, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMTV) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and other partnering organizations say there's one week left to apply for disaster assistance from storms and flooding that occurred during April 29-July 5. People in 26 counties may be eligible for assistance.

FEMA says residents in Lafayette and Lewis counties may also be eligible.

FEMA'S release:

Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained losses or damage in the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding still have one week left to apply for disaster assistance.

September 9 is the deadline to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred to SBA to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. SBA’s disaster loans are the largest source of long-term federal disaster recovery funds for residents, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations. Missouri counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance are Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Callaway, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lincoln, Livingston, McDonald, Miller, Newton, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, St. Charles and Saline counties.

Don’t delay. Register today before the Sept. 9 deadline in one of the following ways:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • By phone at the disaster assistance helpline: 800-621-FEMA (3362), v/vp/711 or 800-462- 7585 (TTY). Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Follow recovery updates in Missouri on Twitter @MOSEMA_ [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net] and@FEMARegion7 [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net]. Get the latest information at Missouri's recovery website [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net] and FEMA's disaster webpage [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net]. For information on applying for an SBA loan, call 800-659-2955 or email SBA's disaster customer service. If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, call text relay at 800-877-8339.

Missouri survivors with additional needs resulting from the April 29- July 5 storms and flooding should call 2-1-1 for assistance.