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Nixon Seeks Disaster Declaration for Missouri Flooding

Gov. Jay Nixon is asking the federal government to issue a major disaster declaration for 22 southern Missouri counties hit hard by this month’s floods.


A motorist drives through standing water in a flooded underpass on April 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.(Getty/Scott Olson)

Quinn Declares Disaster in 38 Flood-Hit Counties

Flash floods and rivers that have quickly risen to record or near-record levels have inundated Illinois communities.