Flooding Resources Update: 8-5-22

As cleanup work continues after the extreme flash flooding that occurred in the Maryland Heights area on 7/26/22, we wanted to share new resources that the City has worked to make available to its residents. 

The St. Louis County Emergency Operations Office has had a dumpster delivered to the Community Center parking lot between the Community Center and Aquaport. It is set up to be emptied and returned each day until Tuesday, August 9th. Residents who have bulk waste to dispose of as a result of the flooding are encouraged to bring their items to this dumpster within this time period.

Some restrictions apply to the items that can be disposed of in this dumpster. We request that residents not throw away appliances, hazardous waste, or yard waste. In addition, electronic waste, construction material, fluorescent lights, and batteries should also not be disposed of in the dumpster.

Items such as mattresses, furniture, glass portions of doors and windows (broken down and placed into boxes clearly marked as glass), and bundles of carpet (no longer than 4' in length and 3' in diameter) are encouraged to be disposed of in the dumpster.

If you or someone you know was impacted by the flooding and could use other assistance, please see the resources below:

United Way: 2-1-1 or 1 (800) 427-4626
St. Louis County is reviewing options to provide federal resources as a result of the flooding. We encourage all impacted residents to contact 2-1-1 if they experienced damage to their homes and need assistance.

Other resources that will connect you to emergency services, shelters and food assistance:
Community Action Agency St. Louis County: (314) 863-0015
The Red Cross: (314) 516-2800
The Salvation Army: (314) 535-0057
St. Louis Area Food Bank: (314) 292-6262
St. Louis Area Foodbank | Find a Food Pantry (stlfoodbank.org)

Missouri is also hosting Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) meetings for anyone affected by flooding in need of resources. Services are free for those who attend, with only valid proof of address needed in order to receive assistance. For more information, please visit https://sema.dps.mo.gov/

In addition, two area ministries are offering resident assistance for flood damage. For those in need of helping hands with cleanup, please contact:
  • Ministries Rapid Response (573) 453-6002
  • Christian Aid Ministries (573) 723-0682
For those looking for ways to help their neighbors in need, donations are currently still being accepted for the following items:
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Dog and cat food
  • Water
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Sleeping bags
  • Socks
  • Menstrual products
  • Power strips
If you would like to donate, our partners at Helping Hand Me Downs are still accepting items. You can drop off goods at their location in at: 16225 Westwoods Business Parks Drive, Ellisville, MO, 63021, and contact them at (314) 919-6999. They have a 24/7 donation bin on-site for those bringing in goods outside of office hours.

If you would like to donate but cannot reach Helping Hand Me Downs, you may drop off the items to our Social Worker at the Maryland Heights Government Center during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday), and she will be able to deliver the items.

We greatly appreciate the patience, generosity, and resilience of our community in assisting with the effects of the flash flooding. Please stay tuned for any future resources we may be able to offer, as well as updates on our facilities impacted by the initial flooding.

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