Feds offering home aid following SW Missouri tornado

The federal government is offering aid to people in the Joplin area whose homes were damaged by the deadly tornado.

Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that individuals with uninsured expenses — such as home repairs, the replacement of household items or temporary housing — can receive assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Nixon says the federal government also is granting aid to Jasper and Newton counties for costs associated with debris removal and emergency protection.

The governor says that Sunday's tornado caused significant damage to about 2,000 buildings. Scores of people were killed.


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