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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Flooding/Severe Weather Assistance Programs

FEMA

Residents throughout the St. Louis region, including here in Crestwood, suffered from the severe weather and flooding that occurred in late July and early August. 

Here are a few ways to connect with different organizations that offer services to assist in situations such as this:

St. Louis County 

St. Louis County

For a comprehensive list of available resources, please click here: https://stlouiscountymo.gov/st-louis-county-government/county-executive/flood-response-information/

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA DRC

FEMA has opened a new Disaster Recovery Center to assist with processing. This Center is located at the Hazelwood Civic Center East

  • Hazelwood Civic Center East
    8969 Dunn Road
    Hazelwood, MO 63042
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Opened Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (open at 2:00 PM on Monday)
    • Closed on Saturday and Sunday

United Way 2-1-1

United Way 211

The United Way is the first step to getting assistance after a disaster. They help to connect those who call to services they need from disaster relief to child care and counseling.

How to contact the United Way: 

To fill out their disaster intake form, please click here: https://uwgsl.tfaforms.net/f/disasterintake

FEMA

FEMA

On August 8, 2022, President Biden approved Governor Parson's request for a major disaster declaration for Missouri. Individual assistance allows eligible residents to seek federal assistance with temporary housing, housing repairs, replacement of damaged belongings, vehicles, and other qualifying expenses as a result of flooding and storms. 

For more information on this particular incident, please visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4665

How to Contact FEMA: 

State Emergency Management Association Press Release

Governor Parson's Press Release

SBA

SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters.

How to contact the SBA: 

  • Visit them at their in-person location in the St. Louis area 
    • Urban League of Metro St. Louis
      1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
      Second Floor, Room 219
      St. Louis, MO 63113
  • Visit them online at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/
  • Call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339)

To fill out their disaster loan form, please click here: https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/

Small Business Administration - Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business Administration Press Release

Small Business Damage Reporting

EOCEffective August 2, 2022, the St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management will start functioning as the repository for small business damage reporting. Small business owners can submit their report directly to eocgeneral@stlouiscountymo.gov. The following information should be included: business name, address, contact information to include email, description of the damage and an estimate, if available. Once compiled, the information will be forwarded to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency for review. 

St. Louis County EOC Press Release

Missouri Realtors Relief Foundation

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In collaboration with the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Fund, Missouri REALTORS®, St. Louis REALTORS®, and St. Charles REALTORS® are proud to make $500,000 in Disaster Relief available to Missourians impacted by the historic flooding that occurred in the St. Louis Region between July 25-28 2022. Relief assistance is limited to one month’s mortgage payment or rental cost, or reimbursement of PAID hotel expenses, up to a maximum of $1,500 per applicant per household. Further details are available on the application, which can be downloaded at the link below: https://morealtors.wufoo.com/forms/application-for-disaster-relief-assistance/

For more information about this particular program, please visit https://www.missourirealtor.org/resources/foundation

St. Louis County Assessor's Office - Property Tax Relief

AssessorTax relief will be available to homeowners who experienced major property damage due to the recent floods. Under Missouri law, if a residential property is uninhabitable for 30 days or more due to a natural disaster, the Assessor’s Office can pro-rate the 2022 property value for the time the occupant is displaced. Property owners can complete and submit the questionnaire via the link on this webpage. The Assessor’s Office will be using the information collected from homeowners, and other County departments and municipalities, to identify uninhabitable homes. To qualify for residential property tax relief, homeowners should keep copies of insurance estimates, FEMA/SEMA documents and other materials related to property damage. Unfortunately, Missouri law does not provide the same relief for owners of commercial property or damaged vehicles. Nonetheless, to help the Assessor’s Office value property accurately in the future, owners of commercial property should also keep copies of documents related to property damage from the floods.

For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office at: 314-615-4981.

St. Louis County Assessor Press Release

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