President Obama Signs State Disaster Declaration

4 years 8 months 1 week ago Sunday, September 08 2013 Sep 8, 2013 Sunday, September 08, 2013 5:16:19 AM CDT September 08, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed a major disaster declaration for 18 Missouri counties hit hard by last month's floods.

The floods that resulted from nearly two weeks of heavy rain caused widespread damage across the southern tier of the state and left at least three people dead.

The White House said in a news release that federal funding is available to help local governments and nonprofits recover. The counties that will benefit are Barry, Camden, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Laclede, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Osage, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright.

Federal funding is also available for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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