Nixon Declares State of Emergency

Posted: Apr 19, 2013 2:23 PM by Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after strong storms led to flooding and flash flooding throughout the state.

Nixon on Friday activated the Missouri National Guard, deploying them to Clarksville and other Mississippi River towns under siege by the Mississippi River.

Nixon also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to better coordinate with local jurisdictions for emergency services.

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