ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – F.E.M.A. officials can’t say when they’ll have an estimate of damage.
F.E.M.A. is attempting to determine how much money it will take to help people repair their buildings from tornado damage.
They should wrap up their assessment work sometime Thursday.
F.E.M.A. Spokesman Josh DeBerge says besides the obvious physical damage, part of the calculation is in finding out who’s insured and who’s not.
“We are trying to get a sense of how many people are uninsured. We’re not going to duplicate what I call benefits” says DeBerge.
Even though only the uninsured will get help the cost will run well into the millions.
The state must decide whether to seek federal help for people who’ve lost homes and businesses.
DeBerge says what they are trying to determine is the damage in eight counties and the City of St. Louis and whether the state and local governments have the resources to respond.
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