Flood Levels, Curator Talk
Flood levels should continue to rise today across mid-Missouri. Flood warnings have been extended for Platte River at Sharps Station, near Agency and Platte City. River levels are expected to advance to the major stage level and crest at more than 30-feet in Jefferson City, Boonville and Glasgow by Friday or Saturday. National Weather Service emplores drivers to use extreeme caution. Nearly half of all flood related fatalities are in a vehicle, and as little as six inches of standing water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Sandbagging efforts will take place today in Rocheport and Hartsburg. Over 60 tons of sand are ready for packing. Most of the state will have an isolated chance for rain today.
The President meets today with the President of Haiti, Rene Preval, at the White House. The two are scheduled to discuss the stabilization of the small island country. Later the President will speak at the "Preserve America Presidential Awards." That event will be held at the White House as well. The President will also visit Greenburg, KS to meet with survivors of recent tornadoes.
Russia is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of the end of World War II today. The celebration includes an elaborate military parade in Moscow. Thousands filled Moscow's Red Square to honor those who died fighting Nazi Germany. Fighter jets flew in formation as thousands of soldiers marched. Yesterday, Russia's President Putin laid a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier to mark the anniversary.
University of Missouri curators are in St. Louis for the last day to meet candidates for a new University System President. Curators also scheduled another round of interviews in Kansas City next week. They hope to have a new president by the start of the fall semester. Elson Floyd left Columbia last month to become president at Washington State University.