Gov. Nixon orders state agency to assist communities needing sand

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 3:50 p.m. CDT; updated 11:46 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 24, 2011

KANSAS CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the State Emergency Management Agency to help flood-fighting communities along the Missouri River obtain sand.

Nixon's office made the announcement Tuesday, a day after reports that a shortage of available sand could potentially hamper flood-fighting efforts along the river.

At Nixon's direction, SEMA has identified additional suppliers that could provide sand if local supplies are exhausted or running low.

Nixon said communities needing sand should contact SEMA.


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