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 […]

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 […]

Audio: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Missouri flooding outlook

Flooding will continue to be a problem along Missouri’s major rivers—into July. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  In a Flood condition update Thursday, scientist Kevin Low stressed the problem of saturated soil and above-average rain expected over the next few months.     Doug Kluck, a regional climate service director with NOAA […]

Audio: Flooding Closes Highway 79 in Northeast Missouri’s Louisiana

The state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says Mississippi River flooding has caused Highway 79 in northeast Missouri’s Louisiana to CLOSE. Missourinet Quincy affiliate WGEM reports the highway is COMPLETELY covered with high water. Driver Charles Shelton tells WGEM the road sits low to the ground and closes frequently.     The flooded waters have made […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson declares “State of Emergency” in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snowmelt and excessive rainfall. Governor Parson also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions. […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Parson says Panama Canal expansion is a plus for Missouri agriculture

Governor Parson says the Panama Canal expansion is an opportunity to make greater use of the Mississippi River for shipping agriculture products.      Governor Parson says the Panama Canal expansion can give an edge to Missouri farmers shipping agriculture goods along the Mississippi River. But he says state transportation funding needs attention.     […]

Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Deadline to apply for Environmental Quality Incentives Program is November 16th

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced the deadline to apply for the Fiscal Year 2019 funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is November 16th. EQIP allows farmers, ranchers, forestland managers, and landowners to conserve natural resources by making financial assistance available to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals, […]