FEMA crews expected in Missouri to assess storm damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Crews from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in several Missouri counties to assess damage from recent storms and flooding.

FEMA said in a release Saturday its teams will be in 33 Missouri counties to offer registration help and assess needs from damage that occurred during the storms that hit the state in late December and earlier this month. The agency says inspectors also will verify damage for residents who've applied for federal assistance.

President Obama recently granted Gov. Jay Nixon's request for a major disaster declaration as a result of the two strong storm systems, which brought severe flooding to much of Missouri, causing several deaths and damage to hundreds of homes.

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