Day 1: State of Emergency Declared

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Sunday, December 03 2006 Dec 3, 2006 Sunday, December 03, 2006 10:52:50 AM CST December 03, 2006 in News
"It's kind of difficult for us sometimes if we don't know what people need, and we're trying to think outside the box on a lot of different things. If there are specific thing they need, obviously we want to help them," explained Susan Stonner, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.

Areas wishing to get resources through the emergency operations plan must first declare a local emergency. Jefferson City has already declared a "snow emergency" that will continue until tomorrow. So far Columbia has not declared, but they are asking for volunteers to help around town over the next couple of days.

The Columbia Police Department is still strongly urging people to stay off the road. Officers say they will be ticketing cars that are stuck and abandoned on roadways.  If you do get stuck, have your car moved as quickly and safely as possible.

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