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Mo. Gov. Nixon extends emergency declaration

Mo. Gov. Nixon extends emergency declaration

June 23rd, 2011 in News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has extended an emergency declaration for Missouri for an additional three months.

Nixon says the emergency declaration allows the state to better assist residents and communities as floodwaters rise along the Missouri River and recovery continues from other recent flooding and tornadoes.

Missouri has been hard hit by a series of storms and floods since April. Nixon's emergency declaration was to have expired June 20. But Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said Wednesday that the governor issued an extension last week. The emergency declaration now runs until Sept. 15.

Nixon also extended several other executive orders related to disaster response and recovery efforts.