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St. Louis flood resource center not accepting walk-ins Thursday

Appointments at one St. Louis flood resource center are completely filled. However, there is another place victims can find supplies Thursday.

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — Weeks after the record rainfall, people in affected areas are still searching for help.

FEMA is on the ground this week surveying damage and resource centers are giving out supplies, but the need is great.

In University City, hundreds of people have reached out for help. It was one of the areas hit hardest by flooding.

On Cabanne Avenue, orange ‘condemnation notice’ signs are posted on multiple homes and residents have set out belongings damaged by water, some starting to grow mold.

Thousands more people are dealing with these problems around St. Louis and beyond.

The need is so great, organizers of one flood resource center said they just can’t help any more people.

Thursday’s Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) is scheduled to be held in St. Louis at Friendly Temple Church. But, organizers told 5 On Your Side the center is completely booked for in-person appointments and the agencies won't be able to accommodate walk-ins.

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However, there is another place where flood victims can find supplies Thursday.

There’s a Flood Disaster Relief Drive & Giveaway Thursday at 4525 Olive Street in St. Louis. The giveaway runs from noon to 8 p.m.

Flood victims can pick up clothes, household items, sheets and cleaning supplies.

The event is asking for donations from community members who want to help those affected by the floods.

Things like blankets, towels, cookware and clothes are being requested.

So, what do you do if you still need help?

If you need immediate access to local resources, you can dial 211 for assistance.

You can apply for FEMA aid online by clicking here.

Make sure you have a few things ready when you apply. You’ll need to provide information from your social security card, the address of damaged property, documentation of damage, banking information and more.

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FEMA home inspectors were going door to door in University City Wednesday, helping homeowners apply for aid.

Our reporter, Sara Machi, caught up with an agent as he was making his rounds.

“We will try to start in the hardest hit neighborhoods first and then work our way out from there,” John Mills, with FEMA, said. “The goal is to talk to as many people as possible.”

One University City resident said he still can’t believe the damage.

“I've never been through anything like this. Nobody I know actually. We see it a lot on TV, but to experience it firsthand is kind of weird,” Alphonso Chappelle told 5 On Your Side.

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