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 […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson considers ‘pretty aggressive’ steps to address Missouri flooding

The governor says major accomplishments have been made in the latest meeting with the Corps of Engineers about Missouri River flooding.     Governor Parson, the governors of Iowa and Nebraska – along with the Kansas Lieutenant Governor – met again on Friday in Iowa with Corps of Engineers officials. Parson says they agreed to […]

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 […]

Sam Graves

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduces Bill to remove fish and wildlife from Missouri River priorities

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduced a bill this week to remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose for management of the Missouri River and make flood control the highest priority. “Time and again, we continue to see fish and birds take precedence over people and property when it comes to managing the Missouri River,” […]

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 […]