Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended disaster assistance to individuals and families in Jasper and Newton counties, which bore the brunt of Sunday’s devastating severe storms and tornadoes. 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended disaster assistance to individuals and families in Jasper and Newton counties, which bore the brunt of Sunday’s devastating severe storms and tornadoes.  


Under this declaration, individuals may be eligible for federal assistance to cover uninsured losses or expenses, such as temporary housing, home repair and replacement of household items.


"Missouri continues to respond with every available resource to the deadly storm that left so many residents in need of assistance,” said Nixon in a release. “Our priorities are search and rescue operations, providing medical care to the injured, and providing a safe environment for the affected communities. This quick federal action will help provide the resources to assist Missouri families with their recovery in the tough days ahead.”


Nixon traveled Monday to areas hit by Sunday’s storm to survey damage and meet with emergency personnel.


For questions about individual assistance and to register, Missourians can contact FEMA directly at 1-800-621-3362. They may apply for disaster assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.