JEFFERSON CITY — Seven more Missouri counties will get federal assistance recovering from summer floods and severe storms.
Gov. Jay Nixon said in a news release that the federal government granted the request Thursday.
Twenty-nine counties, mostly in northern Missouri, were included in the initial disaster declaration. The newly added counties, all in northeast and north-central Missouri, are Knox, Linn, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby.
Nixon says the expanded declaration will help speed up recovery by letting more counties and local governments get help recovering costs.
The declaration lets local governments be reimbursed for part of the cost of responding to the storms and repairing the damage.