Deadline to apply for federal assistance from floods is approach - KMOV.com

Deadline to apply for federal assistance from floods is approaching

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A home in Lincoln County damaged by flooding in December 2015 (Credit: KMOV) A home in Lincoln County damaged by flooding in December 2015 (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The December floods caused excessive damage for a  number of residents and time is running out for Missouri flood victims who want federal assistance to help rebuild their homes.  The deadline to apply for FEMA aid is Monday March 21. 

“The important thing is to register by the deadline,” FEMA spokesperson John Mills said.

“As long as you register by the deadline you may still be eligible to receive money to help rebuild your home that was affected by the flooding.  You might be able to get money for home repair, temporary rental assistance and other needs not covered by insurance.”

FEMA has provided 12 million dollars in grants to victims in the state of Missouri with eight million of that in St. Louis.  Jefferson County was hit the hardest as victims received four million dollars alone. 

In addition, more than 52 million dollars has been paid in flood insurance claims along with 12 million dollars in loans from the Small Business Administration.

“All in all more than 75 million dollars in federal assistance has been approved in Missouri and more than two-thirds of that has gone to the St. Louis region,” Mills said.

The phone number to call to register is 800-621-FEMA. 

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