Gov. Nixon to survey flooding in SE Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to survey some of the flooding in the southeastern part of the state.

Nixon spokesman Scott Holste says the governor will be flying to Poplar Bluff and Charleston on Tuesday.

More than 1,000 homes have been evacuated in Poplar Bluff because of concerns that a levee along the Black River could fail.

Nixon also is concerned about the potential for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to punch a hole in the Birds Point levee east of Charleston to relieve the potential for downstream flooding on the Mississippi River.

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