Graves Applauds Addition of North Missouri Counties in Disaster Declaration

July 30, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump approved the addition of 68 Missouri counties to the Disaster Declaration that was approved on July 9, 2019. Those counties were affected by flooding or tornadoes between April 29th and July 5th.

Counties approved for public assistance in North Missouri include Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clark, Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Monroe, Nodaway, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, and Sullivan counties.

The approval is for public assistance, which will help local governments and non-profits with the costs of emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities, roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.

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

“I’m grateful for President Trump’s approval of public assistance for these North Missouri counties. The flooding this year affected a large portion of my district. This will go a long way towards helping our communities as they rebuild damaged infrastructure and pay for costly flood fighting efforts. Approval of this disaster declaration is an important step in the recovery process and my office is available to help these local governments navigate this assistance.”

Graves recently released a “Flood Recovery Resource Guide” that contains an overview of programs that are available to those seeking assistance with flood recovery efforts. You can view the guide at

Paper copies of the guide are also available by calling any of Graves’ District Offices.