Corps of Engineers

Audio: Army Corps of Engineers pegs costs to restore levee system at more than $1 Billion dollars

A preliminary estimate to repair levees damaged by flooding along the Platte and Missouri Rivers has been pegged at 1.15 Billion dollars.     The Army Corps of Engineers says it could take at least a couple of years to fully restore the levees damaged by this year’s flood. Tom Brady with the Northwest District […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Parson tours flooded northwest Missouri and discusses Corps of Engineers

Missouri’s governor toured flood-damaged northwest Missouri on Wednesday evening.   KFEQ’s Brent Martin reports the St. Joseph tour came after Mike Parson and fellow Midwest governors met with the Army Corps of Engineers in Council Bluffs.     Parson is calling on the U-S Army Corps of Engineers to give states a seat at the table […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Disaster aid package that includes resources for Missouri farms and communities passed by Senate

A disaster aid package that includes much-needed resources for Missouri farms and communities impacted by flooding passed the Senate by a vote of 85 to 8. “The flooding in our state has been completely devastating in some areas – from destroyed homes to lost crops to damaged infrastructure,” said Blunt. “Relief is finally one step […]

Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration for Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit agencies in 13 Missouri counties recover from devastating flooding and severe storms that occurred from March 11 to April 16. The declaration makes federal assistance available for the repair of damaged […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Flooding

Governor Mike Parson on Wednesday requested that President Donald Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 13 counties in response to devastating flooding that began March 11. The Governor said he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties once floodwaters recede and full damage assessments can be […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: Missouri Farm Bureau President reports about 187,000 acres of land underwater in Missouri

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says an estimated 187,000 acres of land is underwater in Missouri from recent flooding.     During a U.S. Senate field hearing in Iowa, Hurst says some people are angry at the Army Corps of Engineers, but he says a more comprehensive review of the root causes of flooding […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Army Corps of Engineers manage Missouri River for flood control, navigation

Governor Mike Parson has submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  The committee field hearing in Glenwood, Iowa, will focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers river management following devastating flooding in the region. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will participate. Witnesses will include officials from the Army Corps as well […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]

Boat Ramp

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson says “Economic development is centered around river management”

Governor Parson was among three governors meeting in Iowa Wednesday afternoon to get an update from federal officials on Missouri River flooding.  Parson says Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska needs to be on the same page when it comes to flood response.     Parson says state officials should have “a more active role” in making […]

Flood of 2019

Audio: Governors of Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska meet with Army Corps, FEMA officials to discuss flood-prevention

The governors of Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska want the Army Corps of Engineers to come up with more flood-prevention solutions. The three governors and Army Corps and Federal Emergency Management officials met Wednesday in Iowa and plan to meet again in three weeks. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Council Bluffs, Governor Parson says […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Hegeman and Luetkemeyer demand reform from Army Corps of Engineers

In the wake of flooding, Republican State Senators Dan Hegeman of Cosby and Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville filed Missouri Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 this week urging the United States Army Corps of Engineers to reprioritize flood control in the management of the Missouri River. The Corps of Engineers changed the Missouri River Master Manual in […]