Atchison County residents affected by the flood are encouraged to contact FEMA as ground representatives are here now to assist with sign up for disaster assistance. This applies to anyone impacted by the flood. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). You can also register online at

When filling out FEMA paperwork for “Individual Assistance” you must remember to state the “Effective date of April 29”. Flooding began in Northwest Missouri in March and has carried over into the second flood event in April. Though the floodwaters never went away, make sure you note the date of April 29.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has recently formed a disaster response team to determine the impact of the flood on businesses and communities. A form was created to assess needs, learn what it will cost to meet those needs, and determine how they can help.

If your business has been impacted and you would like to submit a form to DED, please message the Atchison County Development Corporation Facebook page and you will be emailed the PDF form to fill out.