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Perry County eligible for disaster assistance from summer storms
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perry County on Tuesday became one of 37 Missouri counties eligible for disaster assistance money to recoup costs associated with summer storms, according to Gov. Jay Nixon's office.
Perry County joins 36 other Missouri counties that were declared eligible last month to seek federal funding for recovery expenses related to severe storms and excessive rain in June and July.
The extended declaration by the Federal Emergency Management Agency allows local governments to be reimbursed for 75 percent of their emergency response and recovery activities.
In addition to Perry County, the counties covered by the disaster declaration include Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Knox, Lafayette, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Marion, Mercer, Monroe, Nodaway, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Ray, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan and Worth.