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Federal Aid Unlikely After Orrick Tornado

There probably isn’t enough tornado damage in Orrick, Mo., to qualify the small town 30 miles east of Kansas City for federal assistance.

Though the May 10 tornado ravaged homes and the local school, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says it's unlikely claims will top the $8.4 million threshold needed for federal disaster relief.

“We had a chance to tour the school today," says Nixon, who visited Orrick Wednesday. "The bottom line is that community, we’re working very hard to get the debris out of there.”

Nixon says he’s just thankful no one was hurt during the tornado.
 
State Insurance Director John Huff was also in Orrick Wednesday to help make sure claims from the storm are handled quickly.

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