Water released from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota surpassed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' previous limit Wednesday after heavy rains over South Dakota added up to a foot to river forecasts for Boonville.
The declaration, originally scheduled to expire June 20, will now run through Sept. 15.
Despite continuing rainfall in Nebraska and Iowa, it is unlikely that the weather will cause the Missouri River's water level to change by more than a few inches.
According to meteorologists, the region needs a higher level of humidity to contain the fires more than it needs record rainfall.
An early morning power outage was caused by a tree falling on a power line because of strong winds.
In just a week, workers from Home Depot and a Virginia organization completely refurbished a Joplin house badly damaged by the May 22 tornado.
Floodwaters are expected to arrive Tuesday in Hamburg, Iowa, after the Missouri River ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri.
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Residents of Hamburg, Iowa, and Big Lake, Mo., brace for floodwaters headed in their direction after two levee ruptures Monday. Many have already evacuated Hamburg.
Two more people succumb to injuries sustained in the May 22 tornado in southwest Missouri.
Weather forecasters often feel helpless when tornadoes descend and death tolls rise. Tornadoes have killed more than 520 people this year.
A 300-foot portion of the 11-mile-long levee has fallen into Perche Creek. Work began Monday to construct a new section of the levee. The repair should be finished before forecast floods of 27 feet to 33 feet on the Missouri River reach the area.
Cooling centers around Columbia are provided for people who need to find a place to escape the heat this summer.
In Atchison County, a 1 inch to 1½ inch hole has developed in the levee. Emergency management officials said they expected more breaches as the river rises.
While flood waters along the Missouri River could cause damage to residents and towns near the river's edge, endangered wildlife might benefit with the resurgence of high waters.
Volunteers from across the country are in Joplin doing whatever they can to help with the disaster relief effort.
Missouri officials say tornado sirens may not always work correctly and can be hard to hear inside. They're not meant to be the only warning system.
With flooding likely along the Missouri River, Gov. Jay Nixon and other officials were heading to St. Joseph on Thursday to discuss preparations.
Missouri officials have found all people reported missing since the Joplin tornado, but they're now warning residents and clean-up crews about potentially hazardous debris.
As the waters of the Missouri River continue to rise, volunteers, local officials and military personnel flock to the area to help save homes and farmland. Although they're lining the riverbanks with sandbags and dirt, many areas are heavily flooded.