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Missouri Disaster: “It’s almost as if you’re living on some other planet”

Posted by feww on January 3, 2016

DISASTER DIARY – January 3, 2016

Federal Emergency Declared for the State of Missouri amid Flood Disaster

  • Dozens Dead in Missouri, S. Illinois amid Extreme Rain Event.
  • Tornadoes, Flooding and other  Extreme Weather Events have left at least 80 people dead, thousands of homes and businesses destroyed or damaged in central and southern U.S. since late December.

“When you’re coming over historic highs from the beginning of time, we kept records by four and five feet,” said Missouri Gov. Nixon. “When you’re seeing 55 close, seeing a house that’s floated, a full house that’s floated into the highway 30 bridge and blowing up, it’s almost as if you’re living on some other planet.”

The White House declared a Federal Emergency for the State of Missouri due to the emergency conditions in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on December 22, 2015, and continuing.

The areas worst affected by the ongoing disasters are the counties of Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Ralls, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis,  Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wright and the independent City of St. Louis.

Gov. Nixon had requested the disaster declaration after touring areas devastated by flooding on Saturday.

Recent Disaster Declarations

Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson has now declared a total to 38 counties as disaster areas due to flooding and storm damage.

Those counties are Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Chicot, Clay, Crawford, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Greene, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Little River, Logan, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Randolph, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Stone, Washington, White and Yell.

Illinois Disaster Areas

Gov. Rauner has declared at least 12 counties in Central and Southern Illinois as disaster areas due to deadly flooding. Those counties are Alexander, Calhoun, Christian, Clinton, Douglas, Jackson, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, Morgan, Randolph and St. Clair.

Texas Disaster Areas

Texas Gov. Abbott declared a state of disaster in Collin, Dallas, Ellis and Rockwall counties last week following deadly tornadoes and storms that left multiple trails of devastation.

Major Disaster Declared for Oklahoma

The White House declared disaster in the counties of Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Grady, Grant, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Logan, Major, Oklahoma, Roger Mills, Washita, and Woods.

Mississippi Gov. Bryant requests major disaster declaration

Bryant has requested the declaration for Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Quitman and Tippah counties.

Major Disaster Declared for Idaho

The White House has declared a major disaster in the counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, and Kootenai and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.

Georgia declares State of Emergency

Gov. Deal has proclaimed a state of emergency due to excessive rain and extensive flooding in Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Macon, Pickens, Towns, Troup and Wilkes counties.

New Mexico’s governor declares state of emergency

Alabama Declares State of Emergency as Flooding From Storms Continues

State of emergency declared in Tennessee after deadly weather

Gov. Jandil declares state of emergency in Louisiana

State of Emergency Extended in Oklahoma

Gov. Fallin has extended a state of emergency to all 77 Oklahoma counties after another winter storm brought ice to western and central parts of the state and heavy flooding in the east and northeast.

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Historic Flooding: MO Gov. Activates National Guard

Posted by feww on December 30, 2015

DISASTER DIARY – DECEMBER 30, 2015

State of Missouri devastated by heavy rains, historic flooding

Extreme weather has devastated the State of Missouri killing at least 13 people, with the death toll exceeding 50 across southern and central U.S.

In response to historic flooding in parts of Missouri, Gov. Nixon has  activated the Missouri National Guard to support emergency response personnel. The Guard’s responsibilities will include providing security and preventing looting in evacuated areas.

The mobilization follows a state of emergency declaration in Missouri due to heavy rain and flooding.

As a result of this severe and prolonged storm system, river levels in some locations are predicted to exceed the historic crests during the Great Flood of 1993, according to a statement released by the governor’s office.

“As rivers rise to record levels, we are continuing to support Missouri communities and protect public safety during this historic flooding event,” said Gov. Nixon.

Flooding has already led to the evacuation of West Alton and caused hundreds of road closures across Missouri, including in St. Louis and all lanes of I-44 at Jerome near Rolla.

At least 13 flood-related deaths have been reported in Missouri, 12 of which were caused by vehicles being swept from flooded roadways.

“Highest Flood Records in History”

Forecasters at the National Weather Service (NWS) officials predict the Mississippi River at the Chester gauge, across the river from Perry County, will crest at 49.7 feet on Friday – matching the previous record set in 1993. In addition, the Mississippi River at Thebes south of Cape Girardeau is expected to crest at 47.5 feet on Saturday, nearly two feet above the previous record. Other rivers are also predicted to reach historic highs. For example, the Meramec River at Valley Park is forecast to crest at a record 42 feet.

Up to 15 million people across 9 states in the Midwestern United States were under flood warning, as of posting.

Eureka, MO completely cut off

The city of Eureka [pop: 12,000] located along Interstate 44 in St. Louis County, Missouri, is completely cut off by flood waters.

Additionally, floodwaters have swamped multiple other cities and towns including the cities of St. Louis and Pacific.

Thousand evacuated as Storm Frank hits UK

In the UK, Storm Frank has pummeled parts of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland leaving more severe floods in its wake, said a report.

“Scotland bore the brunt of the bad weather with hundreds of homes evacuated in the Borders towns of Dumfries, Hawick and Peebles.”

Severe flood warnings remain in place in several areas, following record-breaking rains. “The heaviest fell in Capel Curig in Wales, which had 1,000mm (39 inches) of rain, well above its December average of 300mm (12 inches).”

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State of Emergency Declared in Missouri

Posted by feww on May 12, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
TORNADO
MAJOR DISASTER
SCENARIO 88
STATE OF EMERGENCY
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Severe Storm, Tornadoes and Hail Batter Missouri

Missouri Gov. Nixon declared a State of Emergency in Missouri as a massive weather system battered the state with severe storms, tornadoes and hail.

“I urge Missourians to stay alert, use caution and take shelter immediately if severe weather is headed their way,” said Nixon in a statement. “Our state emergency management team will continue to monitor conditions and work closely with local officials to help communities prepare for and respond to this dangerous weather system.”

Meanwhile, the Missouri Highway Patrol continued helping with clean-up in the tornado-devastated town of Orrick, where a homes, schools, businesses and vehicles were destroyed or damaged.

 

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State of Emergency Declared in Mississippi

Posted by feww on April 10, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
SEVERE STORMS
WIDESPREAD FLOODING
STATE OF EMERGENCY
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Multiple counties in Mississippi  impacted by severe storms

Gov. Bryant has declared a state of emergency in 12 Mississippi counties that have been impacted by flooding and severe storms that battered the state beginning April 3. 

The declaration is for Chickasaw, Covington, Hinds, Holmes, Jones, Kemper, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Simpson and Yazoo counties, said the governor in a statement. However, the declaration can be expanded to include additional counties if they are impacted.

“Multiple counties in Mississippi have been impacted by these storms. High water remains in many areas and could continue to rise if we see additional rainfall. Residents should avoid floodwaters and take all necessary safety precautions,” said Bryant. “MEMA and other state agencies are working to assist the counties and residents that have been impacted, and this state of emergency declaration will allow the use of additional tools and resources as we respond to this weather event.”

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast rivers would crest by Friday.

Missouri Declares a State of Emergency

On April 3, Gov. Nixon declared a statewide State of Emergency as a widespread severe weather system continued to batter the state of Missouri with at least three tornadoes, torrential rain, huge hail and high winds, causing flooding and flash flooding.

Tornadoes, high winds, torrential rain and softball-size hail  pounded U.S. South, Midwest.

 

 

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