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Obama declares flooding emergency in Missouri

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Obama declares flooding emergency in Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in Missouri because of flooding. Obama signed the declaration on Saturday. It allows federal aid to be used to help state and local response efforts to storms that began Dec. 22 and flooding that continues. It also authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

Obama declares flooding emergency in Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in Missouri because of flooding.

Obama signed the declaration on Saturday. It allows federal aid to be used to help state and local response efforts to storms that began Dec. 22 and flooding that continues.

It also authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon had asked for the declaration.

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