Blunt Seeks Flood Damage Info

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Saturday, July 14 2007 Jul 14, 2007 Saturday, July 14, 2007 5:22:44 AM CDT July 14, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Governor Blunt is asking federal and state assessment teams to collect information on damage from recent flooding in southwest Missouri. Blunt is asking for damage-assessment reports in the flood zone in Barton, Dade, Jasper, and Vernon counties. After Kansas flood waters moved into Missouri, lakes rose, some highways were shut down and several homes were evacuated. At Truman Lake, officials warned against water skiing or zipping around on personal watercraft. They say that at 24 feet above normal, the lake is a minefield of submerged trees and bobbing obstacles. Torrential rain last month soaked eastern Kansas and bordering areas of Missouri, pouring more than 15 inches in five days on some communities.

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