Protect your home now from future flood damages

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    PHELPS COUNTY—Anyone who has experienced flooding may have also cleaned out basements filled with sewage and water, torn out wet drywall and carpeting, or replaced water heaters and furnaces. The following inexpensive mitigation measures may make these damages a thing of the past.

MRCF receives $10,000 Rural Ozarks Health Initiative grant

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Missouri Foundation for Health have awarded a $10,000 grant to Meramec Regional Community Foundation through the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative to address health issues in communities in the CFO’s rural service area. MRCF will award the funds to support community grantmaking for programs that address substance abuse.

Fly the Ford coming to Vichy Airport

    Ford Motor Company and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be offering rides in a Tri-Motor aircraft, nicknamed the “Tin Goose” June 27-30 at the Rolla National Airport in Vichy. Rides take the participant on a half-hour trip in the first mass-produced airliner.

Thinking about a construction or renovation project in Phelps County? You may need a floodplain development permit!

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    Phelps County does not have a building codes program that requires a permit. However, you may need a floodplain development permit if you are planning construction or substantial improvements to a structure located in a floodplain within Phelps County. This includes rehab work to homes that have been flooded.