FEMA teams to survey flood damage in St. Louis

FEMA teams to visit Missouri to survey flood and storm damage
KMOX File Photo, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Photo credit KMOX

ST LOUIS – Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in St. Louis and the surrounding region this week to survey damage from last week's storms and flash flooding.

A statement from the Missouri governor's office says they're hoping the visit will confirm the need for a federal disaster declaration. In advance of the visit, the Missouri Emergency Management Agency has been documenting damage.

The federal teams will be surveying St. Louis City and County as well as St. Charles and Montgomery Counties.

State officials say if you've experienced experienced flood- and storm-related damage, report it to your local emergency management agency if you haven’t already.

On Tuesday, July, 26, Missouri issued Executive Order 22-05 in response to the severe flooding. The Order declared a State of Emergency in Missouri and activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions in order to provide assistance.

To assist families impacted by flooding and severe storms, several Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) have been organized in the St. Louis region by SEMA’s Emergency Human Services team, the Missouri Governor’s Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership (The Partnership), Missouri Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (MOVOAD), the St. Louis Area and St. Charles Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), local volunteer and faith-based organizations, and other state/local agencies.

Four MARCs will take place this week, in Wentzville, Florissant, University City, and the City of St. Louis:

Tuesday, August 2

Element Church

100 Mall Pkwy, Unit 500 | Wentzville, MO 63385

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3

John F. Kennedy Community Center

315 Howdershell Road | Florissant, MO 63031

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 4

Centennial Commons

7210 Olive Blvd. | University City, MO 63130

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, August 5

St. Louis City location TBD

An American Red Cross shelter is open for displaced survivors at the St. Vincent Community Center, 7335 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. Louis, MO 63133. Since Tuesday, more than 100 individuals have stayed in a Red Cross shelter overnight.

Individuals with unmet needs and those who would like to help should contact United Way 211. Call 2-1-1 for assistance or visit http://211helps.org.

Visit recovery.mo.gov for additional resources and information about disaster recovery in Missouri, including mold and general clean-up information, housing assistance, and mental health services.