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story.lead_photo.caption JULY 24, 2019, PHOTO: Glenda Breeding, FEMA disaster recovery manager, and Mitchell Jackson, housing crew lead, work the temporary disaster recovery center in Eldon with a few other team members. Photo by Danisha Hogue / News Tribune.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency temporary disaster recovery center in Osage County closed Monday and will open today in Boone County.

The disaster recovery center will be open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. through Aug. 2 at 815 E. Broadway St. in Ashland.

FEMA recovery specialists and U.S. Small Business Administration representative will be on-site to answer questions about the types of assistance available and provide information and updates about disaster assistance applications.

The FEMA disaster recovery center in Jefferson City is open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. six days a week at the Cole County/Jefferson City Office of Emergency Management, 1736 Southridge Drive. It is closed Sunday, FEMA spokesman John Mills said.

People can register with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362 between 7 a.m.-10 p.m. any day or by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov.

The SBA business recovery center is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 917 Leslie Blvd. in Jefferson City.

People can apply for assistance through SBA by visiting SBA.gov/disaster, calling 1-800-659-2955 or going to the SBA business recovery center.

Mills said there was only a handful of registrations in Osage County.

"Some of the damage in some of the areas are not as extensive as it was in Cole and it was in Miller," Mills said.

Approximately 10 primary residences in Osage County were severely damaged or destroyed by flooding, Osage County Emergency Management Director Andrea Rice said.

As of Monday, FEMA has approved about 90 households in Cole County for about $440,000 in individual assistance grants, Mills said. Those grants account for temporary rental assistance, basic home repairs and other needs not covered by insurance.

As of Monday, FEMA has approved about 40 households in Miller County for about $160,000 in individual assistance grants.

Through Monday, FEMA approved more than 910 households in Missouri for individual assistance grants and provided more than $4.2 million to those recovering from flooding, storms and tornadoes, according to a Monday news release.

The SBA has approved more than $1.7 million in low-interest loans to impacted businesses, renters, homeowners and nonprofits in Missouri, according to the news release.

On July 9, President Donald Trump signed a federal major disaster declaration for individual assistance in several Missouri counties. FEMA is currently re-evaluating some counties to decide whether to expand the declaration.

FEMA announced Monday it would provide public assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 68 Missouri counties recovering from flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 29 and July 5. FEMA will help with the cost to repair damaged roads, bridges and other public infrastructure, as well as with emergency response costs associated with the storms and flooding.

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