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Nixon to speak at meetings on flood recovery

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | 7:12 a.m. CDT; updated 1:26 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 10, 2011

POPLAR BLUFF — Gov. Jay Nixon and other state leaders are meeting with residents in hard-hit southeast Missouri to talk about resources available to help recover and rebuild following the floods.

Meetings on Tuesday are scheduled for Poplar Bluff and Sikeston. Nixon's office says officials from several state agencies will be on hand to talk about insurance, consumer protection, unemployment help, water issues, temporary housing and other needs.

More than 20 inches of rain fell over a two-week period in southeast Missouri, causing already-high rivers to spill over their banks. Rivers remain well above flood stage in many locations, though the water levels are starting to recede.

 


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