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Missouri officials to discuss flood preparation

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | 10:08 a.m. CDT

ST. JOSEPH — Missouri officials are preparing for their next challenge from Mother Nature.

With flooding likely along the Missouri River, Gov. Jay Nixon and other officials were heading to St. Joseph on Thursday to discuss preparations.

Seasonal flooding along the Missouri is being worsened this year as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases historic amounts of water from upstream dams in the Dakotas.

Officials in northwestern Missouri's Atchison and Holt counties have already put residents in flood-prone areas on alert to evacuate as needed.

Nixon was being joined Thursday by officials from the Missouri National Guard and the departments of public safety and natural resources.

 


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