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Posted on: August 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Flood Damage Resources

Flood Resources

On August 8, 2022, President Joe Biden approved Gov. Mike Parson’s request for a major disaster declaration, allowing people affected by the July 25-28 flooding in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County to apply for federal assistance.

People who were affected by the July 25-28 flooding and severe storms in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County may apply for FEMA disaster assistance. The deadline to apply is October 7.

FEMA works with everyone – renters and homeowners – on a case-by-case basis.

Six FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are open. Two of these are closing this week and will re-open as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC).

FEMA has approved more than $35.6 million in Individual Assistance grants for renters and homeowners.

More than 11,600 households have been approved for FEMA Individual Assistance.

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid $27.9 million in claims for policyholders.

SBA has approved more than $22.1 million in disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. SBA has approved 725 loans.

FEMA is providing free information at local home improvement stores about how to make your home stronger and safer – whether it was damaged by this summer’s flooding or not.

How to Apply for FEMA Help:

The FEMA application deadline is October 7, 2022.

Apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the FEMA mobile app.

- If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. Helpline operators are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.

For needs not covered by insurance or other sources, FEMA may be able to provide Individual Assistance grant money that does not have to be repaid for:

- Rental Assistance if you need to relocate because of 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 by flooding

- Other Serious Needs caused by recent flooding

In addition to the assistance listed, please note the following:

- Only one application per household

- FEMA does not pay for lost or spoiled food

- By law, FEMA is not allowed to duplicate insurance payments or assistance provided by other sources

Recovery Center Locations

Business Recovery Center

Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.
1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd. 
Second Floor, Room 219
St. Louis, MO 63113
Monday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm
Closed Labor Day

Disaster Recovery Centers

Hazelwood Civic Center - Gymnasium
8969 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042
M-F 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 8 am-5 pm

University City Centennial Commons
7210 Olive Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
M-F 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 8 am-5 pm 

Ranken Technical College
Mary Ann Lee Technology Center
1313 North Newstead Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113
M-F 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 8 am-5 pm 

Urban League Ferguson Community Empowerment Center
9420 W. Florissant St.
St. Louis, MO 63136
M-F 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 8 am-5 pm 

Free Legal Assistance Available

Free legal assistance is available to people in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County who need help with flood-related issues, such as home-repair contracts and insurance claims.

Disaster Legal Hotline

St. Louis area residents can call 800-829-4128 to leave a message about legal issues arising from damage caused by the July flooding and severe storms. When leaving a message, include your name, phone number, and county of residence. Volunteer Missouri lawyers will return calls as soon as possible.

Details are online: https://news.mobar.org/free-legal-assistance-available-to-st-louis-area-flood-victims/

Please Stay in Touch with FEMA

- If you were directly affected by the flooding – and have unmet needs – please stay in touch.

- Please tell FEMA about your specific needs.

- Call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit DisasterAssistance.gov

- FEMA works with everyone – renters and homeowners – on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Resources for Businesses and Residents

U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet – Disaster Loans (PDF)

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Missouri Resource Partners to Help Businesses (PDF)

SBA Stands Ready to Assist Missouri Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding (PDF)

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