Metro East Levees Near 100-Year Flood CertificationThe levees in Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties protect more than 50,000 jobs and 80,000 residents in the area.
Sen. McCaskill: "Why Buy Things We Don't Use?" Missouri Democrat & others grill defense, justice, & homeland security officials about new military gear donations to local police.
Ill. Gov. Makes Stops to Tornado Struck CitiesGov. Pat Quinn is set to visit several Illinois communities that were hit by deadly tornadoes.
Tornado-Damaged Ill. Village Upset Over Aid DenialGov. Quinn says he'll appeal FEMA decision to deny federal relief.
FEMA Denies Aid to Local Illinois Governments After November TornadoesGovernor Quinn says the state will appeal
Missouri Sends Help To ColoradoTask Force One will be doing search & rescue missions in flooded areas.
20 Years After The Flood, Chesterfield Valley Isn't Labeled High-RiskFederal Emergency Management Agency Insurance Specialist Robert Butler says the higher the levees, the lower the premiums.
Emergency Management Officials to Survey Damage TodayThe Federal Emergency Management Agency and State Emergency Management Agency will assess the extent to which two tornadoes ripped through the area.
Federal Aid Available After April Illinois FloodsMore than $73 million in federal aid has been approved so far to help Illinois communities hurt by April's floods.
Missouri Could Be Hit by Disaster Aid FightMidwesterners accustomed to generous government aid after ice storms, floods and tornadoes may soon have to look somewhere else for help when disaster strikes.
Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of JobsA nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the Mississippi River, threatening barge traffic.
Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues AttacksGovernor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for...outside of the right-wing blogosphere.