The deadline for Missouri disaster survivors to register for federal assistance has been extended to Aug. 14, 2017.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the extension at the request of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, citing a continued flow of new applications for federal assistance in the wake of the severe storms and flooding between April 28 and May 11, 2017.

FEMA disaster grants are available to homeowners and renters in Franklin County.

Survivors, homeowners, renters or business owners – must register with FEMA to determine if they are eligible for federal assistance. Talking with county officials or the American Red Cross, or calling 2-1-1 does not automatically make survivors eligible for FEMA assistance.

FEMA’s application/registration process is quick and easy. FEMA encourages all survivors who sustained disaster-related damage or losses to apply as soon as possible before the Aug. 14 deadline.

Call 800-621-3362. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362. If 711 is unavailable use MO Relay 800-735-2966; CapTel 877-242-2823; Speech to Speech 877-735-7877; VCO 800-735-0135. Those who use TTY may call FEMA directly at 800-462-7585. Multilingual registration assistance is available. Operators will be available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST seven days a week until further notice.

Go online to register at

Use the FEMA app for smartphones.

More than 1,700 Missouri survivors have been approved for assistance by FEMA and have received more than $11 million in grant assistance through today.