state of emergency
Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after recent storms and tornadoes swept through the state.
Ten inches of rain fell in a matter of hours flooding a small town near Fort Leonard Wood.
Nixon plans to survey storm damage today and meet with local officials.
It allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions to provide emergency services.
The State of Emergency declaration makes the County eligible for state resources and equipment, including help from the National Guard.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Governor Jay Nixon has declared a “state of emergency” in Missouri.