ST. LOUIS — Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Sunday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help aid Missouri in its Preliminary Damage Assessments post-flooding.
Parson announced the agency's assistance in a Sunday morning news release and said FEMA members should land in Missouri Monday.
Missouri's State Emergency Management Agency had been working to assist local agencies in St. Louis city and St. Louis, St. Charles, and Montgomery counties who were impacted by the flooding on Tuesday and Thursday.
"We cannot thank our SEMA and local teams enough for their efforts in assisting the St. Louis region, and we are confident FEMA’s participation in joint damage assessments will confirm the need for a federal Major Disaster Declaration," Parson said in the news release.
Parson announced Monday morning he would be visiting St. Louis to help emergency teams assess the flood damage and meet with leaders of the communities in the area who were affected at the University City Fire Station Monday.
On Tuesday, Missouri declared an executive order, sending the state into a State of Emergency. The State of Emergency activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, allowing state agencies to coordinate with local agencies to provide aid, the release said.
Eight teams will work together to complete the PDAs, the release said. The teams will verify documented damage to determine what federal programs could be requested to help recovery.
Anyone who has experienced flood damage in Missouri and has not reported damages should immediately report it by contacting their local emergency management agencies or calling 211.
The release outlined four Multi-Agency Resource Centers that will be open the coming week. The MARCs have been organized in the region by the Emergency Human Services team with SEMA, the release said.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
3 - 8 p.m.
100 Mall Pkwy, Unit 500
Wentzville, MO 63385
Wednesday, Aug. 3
3 - 8 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Community Center
315 Howdershell Road
Florissant, MO 63031
Thursday, Aug. 4
3 - 8 p.m.
7210 Olive Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
Friday, August 5
St. Louis City location TBD
An American Red Cross shelter is open for displaced survivors at the St. Vincent Community Center, 7335 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. Louis, MO 63133.
The release specifies that individuals with unmet needs and those who would like to help should contact United Way 211. Call 2-1-1 for assistance or visit http://211helps.org.
Visit recovery.mo.gov for additional resources and information about disaster recovery in Missouri, including mold and general clean-up information, housing assistance, and mental health services.