Counties Recieve Federal Funding for Weather Damage
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri was hit hard with some nasty weather in the beginning of the summer and last night Obama offered some assistance with the recovery process. The local government will be receiving millions of dollars in federal funding to help with the recovery expenses.
This is all the result of a request made by Governor Nixon on July 27th. The governor asked the federal government for a major diaster declaration in response to the states severe weather relief and recovery efforts.
President obama will now reimburse local governments for 75 percent of what they spent in repairing storm related damages since June 12th and ending on July 31st. Nixon says the tornado, flood and storm disaster declaration will affect 29 of Missouri's counties, but since the request was made, he has cited nine other counties as severely impacted by the weather. Nixon will request that the declaration be expanded to include these counties in the near future .
For a list of the affected counties click on the links and numbers section on our website at komu dot com.
The counties affected include the following:
Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, Dekalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Lafayette, Lewis, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ray, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan and Worth.