Gov Nixon Tours Flood Damaged Areas

Gov. Jay Nixon was in eastern Missouri Sunday to meet with local and emergency response officials, and to assess damage from severe storms, flooding and at least two confirmed tornadoes in those areas. The Governor conducted aerial and ground tours of affected areas, including communities in St. Charles County where he was joined by St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann and other officials.

“Missouri has been hit by several rounds of severe storms in the past few weeks, and last night’s dangerous weather follows several days of heavy rain,” Gov. Nixon said. “I want to assure Missourians that the state will continue to work closely with local communities. Because many streams and rivers are overflowing their banks, we will need to stay vigilant in both monitoring and responding to flooding across the state as well. This remains a dangerous situation.”

Before he assessed damage in St. Charles County, Gov. Nixon earlier today conducted an aerial and ground tour of Meramec State Park in Franklin and Crawford counties, which has been affected by severe flooding.