The Missouri Bar's Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Hotline is now open to help residents dealing with the flood.

According to a press release, residents can call 1(800) 829-4128 to request free legal help from volunteer lawyers. 

The press release said Volunteer lawyers will help storm survivors with the following:

  • Assistance with medical and property insurance claims
  • Counseling on landlord-tenant and real estate property and mortgage questions
  • Help with home repair contracts and contractors
  • Replacement of wills and other important legal documents lost or destroyed in the disaster
  • Consumer protections such as price-gouging and avoiding scams in the rebuilding process

The calls will be screened then referred to lawyers for free advice about disaster-related problems. Callers needing representation in court can also get help.