Federal assistance coming to Mo. emergency efforts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Missouri to supplement response efforts to the areas of the state affected by the recent bouts of severe weather and flooding.

The president’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate efforts in debris removal and emergency protective measures. The assistance will be provided at 75 percent federal funding.

The order comes as floodwaters move south and Missouri begins the ordeal of cleaning up and repairing the damage left by the floods.

The severe weather resulted in 15 deaths in Missouri.


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