State sets up centers for flood victims to apply for help

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is working with state, local, faith-based and volunteer agencies to help flood victims.
That's why it's scheduling one-stop shops, known as Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs).

Two MARCs will be open on Tuesday in West Plains and St. Robert. The West Plains MARC will also be open Wednesday.. The document in the upper right of this report has the schedule for other MARCs in Missouri.

MARCs provide trained workers who can identify resources for assistance with housing, public assistance, mental health counseling, or to help them understand their insurance policies and the process to file a claim. Flood survivors should bring proof of address. Free child care is available.

West Plains MARC
May 9, 11 -7
May 10, 11 - 7
West Plains Civic Center
110 St. Louis Street
West Plains, MO 65775

St. Robert MARC
May 9, 11 - 7
Community Center
114 J.H. Williamson Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584

SEMA partners in the MARCs include the American Red Cross, Missouri Department of Social Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Department of Insurance, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Catholic Charities, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, The Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope.

SEMA and its partners are scheduling additional MARCs throughout the areas affected by flooding. Information on the MARC locations as it becomes available, including on the state website, mo.gov and the Missouri Department of Public Safety Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Flood survivors are also encouraged to utilize United Way 211 to connect with vital resources they may need, such as shelters, clothing, and assistance with cleaning and sanitizing homes impacted by flooding. The service is available throughout Missouri by simply dialing 2-1-1.

United Way 211 is also available at http://211helps.org and is designed to connect those in need to a wide-range of resources 24-hours a day, seven days a week. United Way 211 can be a lifeline for those coping with the devastation of the flood to find valuable resource with one just call. United Way 211 is free and confidential.

For information about Missouri flooding recovery and resources check Mo.gov. The site is regularly updated with new information.

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