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FEMA extends deadline to apply for St. Louis-area flood assistance

Flood victims now have until Nov. 7 to apply for federal assistance.

ST. LOUIS — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for St. Louis-area victims of July flooding to apply for assistance.

Renters and homeowners in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County who were affected by July 25-28 flash flooding now have until Nov. 7 to apply for more than $36.4 million in disaster assistance grants, according to the FEMA website.

For needs not covered by insurance, FEMA may be available to provide individual assistance that doesn't have to be repaid for:

  • Rental assistance if you need to relocated due to flood damage.
  • Personal property that was damaged or destroyed by flooding.
  • Lodging reimbursement if you had to stay in a hotel temporarily.
  • Basic home repairs for homeowners whose primary residence was damaged.
  • Other serious needs caused by the flooding.

The following recovery centers will also remain open for those in need of assistance:

  • Ranken Technical College, Mary Ann Lee Technology Center, 1313 North Newstead Ave., St. Louis, MO 63113.
  • Urban League Empowerment Center, 9420 West Florissant Ave., Ferguson, MO 63136.
  • Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive Boulevard, University City, MO 63130.
  • Hazelwood Civic Center, 8969 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042.

You can apply for federal assistance online at disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA.

If you need help applying, you can get it at one of the above disaster recovery centers. No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

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