Several southwest Missouri counties will be reimbursed for a storm this summer that caused severe flooding.
President Bush declared Dade, Dallas, Greene, Laclede, Lawrence, Polk and Webster counties as disaster areas after heavy rainfall caused flooding August 19 -21.
Now FEMA wants to help those counties with the documentation needed to get federal reimbursement funds.
Representatives from those counties met with FEMA managers today at the Greene County Highway Department, to hear what kind of assistance is available, how much is available, and what damage is covered.
"Quite a bit of roadways that got washed out and the low areas and it's pretty expensive to replace all that,"
said Mike Rowe, director of Emergency Management in Lawrence County. "Lot of the bridges were damaged."
A FEMA spokesman says counties can get up to 75 percent reimbursement for projects that qualify.
Federal aid is also available for projects that will protect the counties from future flooding.