Emergency Management Officials to Survey Damage Today

CLAYTON, MO (KMOX) – Federal and state emergency management officials will be in St. Louis County Wednesday, surveying damage from the weekend’s storms.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and State Emergency Management Agency will assess the extent to which two tornadoes tore through the area.

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says they were called in after the storm on Friday but those agencies may also look at flood damage.

Dooley called the damage “extensive.”

“456 residences that was impacted, 800 houses in unincorporated St. Louis County can no longer be liveable, 83 businesses was impacted,” Dooley explained.

Dooley says Ameren’s goal is to have all power restored by Wednesday morning. In the meantime, there is a shelter set up for anyone displaced by the storm or flooding.

“We have a Red Cross shelter in Florissant, [the] Eagan Center, and lots of services from United Way,” he said.

Dooley expects some monetary help from the state and federal government for cleanup.


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