Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency due to potential flooding

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, May 27 2016 May 27, 2016 Friday, May 27, 2016 7:38:00 PM CDT May 27, 2016 in News
By: Brendon Baker, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Friday as severe storms could bring more flooding throughout the state. 

Nixon said areas along the Missouri River and its tributaries in west-central Missouri are of particular concern.

The governor also urges residents of flood-affected areas to pay close attention to weather warnings and follow the instructions of local officials.

For disaster and shelter information, call 211. For information on road closures, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's traveler information map. 

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