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August 26, 2019 8:30 AM

Flood-Related Alerts, Road and Other Closures

As of 8:55 a.m., Sept. 13, 2019
This page is updated as additional news, closings/issues are reported, but the listings may not be comprehensive due to fast-changing flood conditions.

**Flooded Roads and Subdivisions

List of Road Closures (as of Aug. 2, 2019): http://bit.ly/SCCMOFloodedRoads
- Mertz Road between Highway H and Ell Road

**St. Charles County Parks Closures
- Bangert Island


Additional Alerts and News

**Flood Debris Pickup Update (Sept. 5, 2019)
Since Aug. 12, St. Charles County has worked with a vendor to pick up residential flood debris in West Alton and unincorporated St. Charles County. Because there was no additional debris found in the public right-of-way in these areas, debris pickup will end at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5. For questions, please contact Regional Emergency Management at 636-949-3023.


**Counseling Available for Those Affected by Flooding, Storms (Aug. 14, 2019)
The state of Missouri has received federal funding for a program that provides counseling for residents feeling stressed or overwhelmed because of the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding.

The Show Me Hope program is open to individuals and families who live in the following 20 counties designated for federal disaster assistance: Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Miller, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, and St. Charles.

Crisis counselors in the 20 counties are available to connect residents with local mental health resources. All counseling provided is free and confidential.

Show Me Hope provider for St. Charles County:
Compass Health: 844-853-8937

A separate counseling service is open to any Missouri resident who is experiencing stress or emotional strain from disasters. Contact the disaster distress helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 800-985-5990. You can also send the text message “TalkWithUs” to 66746.


**Free Legal Assistance Available to Eligible Missourians (July 30, 2019)
Free legal assistance is available to Missourians who need help with disaster-related issues such as home repair contracts and contractors; life, medical and property insurance claims; FEMA applications and appealing FEMA decisions.

Missouri residents can call 800-829-4128 to leave a message about legal issues arising from recently sustained damage from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred April 29–July 5. Calls will be returned during the week of July 29. When leaving a message, be sure to include your name, phone number and county of residence.

Disagreements often result after a disaster. Lawyers have the training and skills to help navigate those issues. Legal issues may include help securing other government benefits available to Missourians as well as counseling on landlord-tenant issues and mortgage foreclosures.

Disaster-related legal assistance can also include:
- Replacement of wills and other important legal documents lost or destroyed in the disaster.
- Assistance with consumer protection issues such as price gouging and avoiding contractor scams in the rebuilding process.

Consultations with attorneys are confidential. View the official FEMA news release at https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2019/07/26/free-legal-assistance-available-eligible-missourians.


**Deadlines for Flood Assistance (June 18, 2019)
The deadline for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Individual Assistance (IA) is Sept. 9, 2019.

The SBA Economic Injury for Business Applications deadline is April 9, 2020.

Please see below for registration information.


**Damage Assessment Information (July 10, 2019)
A Detailed Damage Assessment inspection is required for all structures damaged by the flood and is the first step to become eligible for federal assistance (more info below). Also, this inspection can be helpful for insurance claims. If your property has been affected by flooding, please call 636-949-7345, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday, once the property is safely accessible to schedule a damage assessment.


**Information, Reminders on Flood Cleanup and Recovery from St. Charles County Government and Regional Emergency Management: http://bit.ly/SCCMOFloodInfo2019


**Application for Removal of Residential Improvements
Homeowners whose property is destroyed by flooding can apply to have their real estate assessment modified through the St. Charles County Assessor’s office. The property must be inspected and determined to be “unsafe” and uninhabitable by the St. Charles County Division of Building and Code Enforcement. Download and submit a form at sccmo.org/Assessor.

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