Gov. Eric Greitens declared a State of Emergency Saturday in anticipation of increased flooding.
Greitens signed the executive order to activate the Missouri National Guard's resources, according to a press release, ensuring state resources are available if Saturday's storm system causes increased flooding throughout southern Missouri.
"Our highly skilled emergency teams are already saving lives and implementing their coordinated response plans to ensure that the right resources are in the areas where they are most needed," Greitens stated in the press release.
It notes the Missouri Department of Public Safety has been monitoring the flooding throughout the week.