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Parson requests federal disaster declaration

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Gov. Mike Parson is calling on President Donald Trump to declare a federal disaster declaration.

Parson specifically is asking for federal funding to be funneled into 13 northwest Missouri counties harmed by last month's floods. Some $25 million in public infrastructure damage and reimbursable emergency response costs have been documented.

“It has now been well over a month after the flooding began, and some areas still can’t be accessed,” Parson said in a statement. “I am confident federal assistance will be forthcoming, and I greatly appreciate all the work that’s already being done by our faith-based and volunteer responders to help communities recover. Our state team and all our partners are committed to ensuring Missouri families, businesses and communities rebuild.”

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