OREGON COUNTY -- Residents of Oregon County are among the residents of 19 counties in southern Missouri now eligible to apply for individual assistance due to severe flooding that occurred in the area during the month of May.
Gov. Bob Holden announced May 21 that the 19 counties had been approved for the individual assistance. "I am thankful that our citizens, businesses and communities will now be able to begin the recovery process from the flooding," the governor said in a recent news release.
"Likewise, as damage assessment information continues to become available, I plan to ask that additional counties for both individual assistance and public assistance be added to the disaster declaration," he said.
Citizens and businesses must call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 800 number to register their flooding related damage. They will be asked to fill out a Small Business Administration loan application to be eligible for disaster assistance. The number is 1-800-621 FEMA.
The State Emergency Management Agency will announce a series of meetings to help government and organizations fill out the required paperwork.