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Clarksville Gets Visit From Volunteers, Gov. Nixon

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Aerial photo of Mississippi River at Clarksville, Mo. on April 20, 2013 (Twitter/Gov. Jay Nixon's office)

Aerial photo of Mississippi River at Clarksville, Mo. on April 20, 2013 (Twitter/Gov. Jay Nixon’s office)

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CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (KMOX)- The rain has stopped, but the Mississippi River’s still rising at Clarksville, Missouri.

Volunteer Adam Mitchell drove up from O’Fallon, Missouri on Saturday to help fight the flooding, “One of the streets, they were already sandbagging around the water. It had come up the street already. The area where we were at, you could watch the water creep up the guardrails.”

Mitchell brought his young sons to help save Clarksville, “They’re at the age now where I thought it would be a good chance for them to be involved. They did a lot. They opened the sandbags for us while we filled them.”

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon flew over the Clarksville area, Saturday, then landed and met with crews on the ground.

Nixon later posted this on his official Twitter account, “Proud to see so many residents, Guardsmen, first responders, and volunteers from across the region working together in Clarksville.”

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