President Approves Assistance for St. Louis Storm Damage

1 decade 3 years 9 months ago Friday, November 03 2006 Nov 3, 2006 Friday, November 03, 2006 3:04:51 PM CST November 03, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - Federal relief will help St. Louis pay for damage to public buildings and parks following devastating summer storms. President George Bush Friday approved Governor Matt Blunt's request for a disaster declaration. A spokeswoman for Senator Kit Bond says that means the federal government will pay for up to 75% of repairs to disaster-damaged facilities owned by the public. Shana Marchio says it's too soon to say how much money the declaration involves, because the city still needs to submit a tally to the federal government. The storms hit July 19 and July 21, causing more than 600,000 homes and businesses to lose power and widespread damage.

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