Missouri Declaration of Emergency Extended to September
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon has extended the declaration of emergency for Missouri to Sept. 15.
On top of record breaking tornadoes and storms, Missourians will face severe flooding for the summer months ahead. Nixon extended the declaration of emergency to allow the state to provide needed provisions to deal with the raised releases of floodwater along dams on the Missouri river.
According to a media release by Nixon's administration, by enforcing Executive Order 11-19, the state government gave the Department of Natural Resources to waive solid waste and air pollution regulations to give citizens more freedom in cleaning up after flooding and severe weather. The order also gave people affected by the Joplin tornado until Sept. 15 to get replacement documents regarding their motor vehicles or identification documents.
Executive 11-19 also extends a former executive order that allows the State Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Health and Senior Services to temporarily waive rules in the best interest of the community.