FEMA flood grants top $2 million in northwest Missouri

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 7:32 a.m. CDT; updated 9:24 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ST. JOSEPH — The Federal Emergency Management Agency said grants for families affected by this year's floods in northwest Missouri have now topped $2 million.

The agency said the grants have been approved for hundreds of families in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Lafayette and Platte counties. Those families registered with FEMA and had their damage inspected by the agency.

There's still time for people affected by the spring and summer floods in northwest Missouri to apply for FEMA assistance. The agency recently extended the registration deadline to Nov. 10 at the request of Gov. Jay Nixon.

FEMA said Tuesday that it still has disaster recovery centers open in St. Joseph and Mound City. The centers are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 


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