Missouri to get nearly $19 million in storm damage grants

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | 11:22 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri is getting nearly $19 million in federal grants for repairs needed after winter storms hit the southeastern part of the state in late January.

Sen. Claire McCaskill said the Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing more than $10 million to M&A Electric Power Cooperative for the repair of its electrical transmission system.

More than $3 million will go to Associated Electric Cooperative and $2 million to the Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is getting more than $3 million to cover debris removal and damage.

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