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 […]

Bridge Closed Sign

Livingston County Route C bridge repair work underway

Repairs are now underway on the bridge on Livingston County Route C over Shoal Creek, just south of Utica. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge on April 9 after a regularly scheduled inspection revealed critical deterioration to the structure. Flooding has caused some delay to the repair work, which began in […]

Road Construction Ahead

Flooding Damage and Recovery: First flood repair roadway contracts awarded, repairs underway

Roadways in Northwest Missouri sustained significant damage in the floodwaters that first inundated the area in March 2019. In some places, water remains over roadways more than a month later. As floodwaters recede, broken and missing roadways, damaged bridges, debris, drainage issues, and hazardous materials have been left in their wake. The Missouri Highways and […]

Boil Advisory

Boil advisory issued for portions of Sullivan County

Following repairs Monday morning to a water main break, a portion of Sullivan County has been placed on a precautionary boil water advisory. The advisory continues until further notice is issued from the water district office in Milan. Affected are rural water customers on Route Y from the intersection of Highway 6 and Y, east […]

House Fire

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to 93 11th Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a possible house fire on 11th Street Sunday afternoon when a resident stated they saw smoke coming from the roof and the electrical box was popping. When Chillicothe police officers arrived at the scene, they didn’t see any smoke. A report from fire department captain Tracy Bradley quoted a […]

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 […]