Missouri will receive $1-million in emergency relief funds to repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding.
The money from the Federal Highway Administration will allow repairs and further damage assessment to take place. Governor Jay Nixon’s office says it will be used in the next few weeks to restore emergency access and begin the most critical repairs.
The Federal Highway Administration said the money is only the first installment of federal relief.
Flooding that began last month forced hundreds of road closures, and some roads still haven’t reopened.
Governor Nixon says damage assessments toward seeking a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance are continuing. That would provide federal help for uninsured losses by eligible individuals and households.
The federal government on Saturday approved Nixon’s request for a federal emergency declaration.