Troops were told Saturday to be prepared to move out if necessary.
93 Guard members will deploy next month for a year-long peacekeeping tour in Egypt.
Guard members have been assisting in the search for survivors or victims in the rubble.
Watch the dramatic rescue as the woman tried to cross water-covered Highway 53.
“The death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is a major victory for our forces in Afghanistan…”
Guard members will help those suffering from floods and tornadoes around the state.
Nixon said most of the flood concerns are focused on southern and southeastern Missouri.