Restoration crews at capacity after multi-state flooding
Parts of the Midwest and South are attempting to recover from extreme flood conditions after more than a week of heavy storms, which included tornadoes and straight-line wind.
On Saturday, President Obama declared a state of emergency in Missouri and allocated federal aid to support local efforts, according to www.WhiteHouse.gov. Multiple governors also have declared emergency states in their states, and dozens are dead.
Disaster restoration companies in Oklahoma, Illinois and Missouri have reported inundation of customer calls and service requests, according to www.newson6.com and www.thesouthern.com.
This will only increase now, as rains have finally stopped and people have begun returning to their homes to survey damage.
In Missouri alone, according to news.stlpublicradio.org, “Early damage estimates include 1,000 structures in St. Louis County, 138 residences damaged in Arnold and about 350 people displaced in the Pacific area. A total account of the destruction is scheduled to be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday [January 4].”
With more rain coming through this week and temperatures dipping below freezing at night, conditions could worsen, making disaster restoration in the area even more essential.
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February 21, 2023