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Carnahan asks for more federal flood help

October 22, 1998
By: Lee McGuire
State Capital Bureau

intro: Governor Carnahan has asked for more federal money to fix flood damage in Kansas City. Lee McGuire is in Jefferson City with more.

The Governor asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for an estimated 8.4 million dollars in damage.

Jerry Uhlmann is the director of State Emergency Management:

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Contents: Uhlmann says roads and bridges are damaged.

If approved, the public assistance declaration would free up millions of dollars in federal aid. At the State Capital, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.


intro: Governor Carnahan has asked the federal government for more help paying for flood damage in the Kansas City area. Lee McGuire has more from Jefferson City.

Governor Carnahan's request would free up federal money to help pay for more than 8 million dollars in damage from this month's flood.

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Contents: The "public assistance" request would pay to fix roads and bridges.

Carnahan spokesman Chris Sifford says this money would be in addition to funds President Clinton has already approved.

That money helps individual residents pay for flood damage. About 1500 Missourians have applied for aid. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.