Graves Statement on Disaster Declaration

Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Atchison, Holt, Andrew, Buchanan, Platte, Carroll and Chariton counties in the 6th Congressional District to aid in flood recovery efforts. The approval is for public assistance, which will help with emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. A request for individual assistance is still under review.

Representative Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement after the approval of the disaster declaration:

“President Trump’s approval of public assistance is welcome news for Northwest Missouri counties impacted by the recent flooding and I’m grateful that we have gotten this disaster declaration. It will go a long way towards helping our communities as they rebuild damaged infrastructure and remove flood debris. I’m hopeful we’ll also hear soon on Missouri’s request for individual assistance so individuals devastated by this flooding can receive the help they need as well.”