The deadline to apply for individual disaster assistance for Missouri residents has been extended.
At the request of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to register for state and federal disaster assistance.
The new deadline is Aug. 26, 2011, according to FEMAs joint field office in Columbia, Mo.
"If you had damage, you must register with FEMA by Aug. 26, 2011. Don't prejudge your situation or feel that you may be taking something away from your neighbor," said Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. "We want to make every effort to reach all Missourians and ensure that they receive assistance for eligible losses."