MO Gov. Parson requests SBA disaster assistance for Bollinger County

Bollinger County tornado damage (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol)
Bollinger County tornado damage (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol)

BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson requested on Thursday the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issue a disaster declaration to make available low-interest loans in response to the April 5 severe storms and EF-2 tornado that caused extensive damage in Bollinger County.

“Joint assessment teams have documented extensive damage to homes and businesses in the impacted area, and I believe an SBA disaster declaration is warranted,” Governor Parson said. “Low-interest SBA loans would help Bollinger County residents and businesses rebuild and expedite the recovery process for the community.”

Representatives from the SBA, State Emergency Management Agency, and local emergency management officials conducted joint damage assessments on April 11 and 12 to determine the extent and type of disaster assistance necessary to assist with recovery efforts.

The damage survey finds that at least 37 homes and nine businesses in Bollinger County sustained major damage.

If Gov. Parson’s declaration request is approved, qualifying homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profits in Bollinger County as well as bordering counties (Cape Girardeau, Perry, Madison, Wayne, and Stoddard) could seek SBA low-interest disaster loans to help with rebuilding and recovery costs.

SEMA’s Emergency Human Services team coordinated a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) with volunteer partners, faith-based organizations, and other state and local agencies.

The MARC served a total of 269 individuals from 86 families on Wednesday and open until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at the Bollinger County Health Center:

Bollinger County Health Center
107 Hwy. 51 North
Marble Hill, MO 63764
Thursday April 13, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Residents who are impacted by the tornado are encouraged to attend the MARC to receive in-person information and support services, including insurance information, food stamp replacement, emergency financial assistance, and legal services.

Those with unmet needs should contact United Way 211. Call 211 for assistance or visit

For more resources and information about disaster recovery in Missouri, including general clean-up information, housing assistance, and mental health services, visit

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