FEMA officials assessing St. Louis-area storm damage

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 7:24 a.m. CDT; updated 10:17 a.m. CDT, Thursday, April 28, 2011

ST. LOUIS — Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in the St. Louis area, examining damage to hundreds of homes and buildings that were in the path of the severe storm and tornadoes that ripped through the region.

The storm on Friday spawned a tornado that badly damaged Lambert Airport and nine municipalities near the airport in northwest St. Louis County.

FEMA assessment teams will be in the region into next week. Their report will eventually be sent to the state of Missouri. At that point, Gov. Jay Nixon can seek federal financial assistance for stricken communities.


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