State of Emergency Declared in Missouri amid Widespread Flooding
Posted by feww on June 19, 2015
Tropical Depression BILL batters central U.S. bringing torrential rains, and causing deadly flooding
Gov. Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri as extreme rain events and flooding continued to affect large portions of the state.
“With more heavy rain in the forecast, we will continue to remain in direct contact with law enforcement and local officials as we work to protect lives and property,” Nixon said.
The storm has claimed several lives so far including those in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
BILL hit in Texas on Tuesday, and is forecast to move northeast into West Virginia, dumping as much as 30cm (12 in) of rain in some areas, forecasters said.