rain http://kbia.org en Miller County experiencing "historic" flooding, and it could get worse http://kbia.org/post/miller-county-experiencing-historic-flooding-and-it-could-get-worse <p>Miller County Emergency Management Director Barlow Biggers says the county hasn’t seen Osage River flooding like this in 30 years.</p><p>As of 11:00am Wednesday, Biggers says 30 county roads and three highways had been closed or are under water. He says the fire department had also already had to respond to three swift water rescues, which were all successful.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:46:18 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 38425 at http://kbia.org Flooding causes state of emergency in Pulaski County http://kbia.org/post/flooding-causes-state-emergency-pulaski-county <p></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after heavy rain caused flash flooding in the south-central part of the state. Nixon has spoken with emergency responders in Pulaski County and Waynesville, assuring them the region will get help.</p><p>A child was killed and several homes and businesses damaged after several inches of rain last night and this morning caused flooding in Waynesville. The Highway Patrol deployed extra troopers, a rescue helicopter and other assets to help emergency responders. Nixon's executive order also activates the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, allowing state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions on emergency services. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:17:32 +0000 Associated Press 38379 at http://kbia.org Flooding causes state of emergency in Pulaski County Despite rain, drought still an issue for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/despite-rain-drought-still-issue-missouri <p>Drought remains a threat to Missouri, despite the wet spring and improved rainfall this summer. &nbsp;</p><p>Right now, a large portion of northwest Missouri is experiencing moderate drought conditions, while the rest of the state is classified as either “abnormally dry” or normal.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:17:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37888 at http://kbia.org Despite rain, drought still an issue for Missouri Drivers asked to be cautious due to heavy rainfall http://kbia.org/post/drivers-asked-be-cautious-due-heavy-rainfall <p>Heavy rainfall across Missouri has caused flash flooding and road closures in Boone County and could cause flooding along the Mississippi.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:13:37 +0000 A. J. Feather 34668 at http://kbia.org Drivers asked to be cautious due to heavy rainfall Heavy rain means flooding on roads, rivers http://kbia.org/post/heavy-rain-means-flooding-roads-rivers <p></p><p>Heavy rain throughout Mid-Missouri is causing flooding in many areas, and storms are expected to continue throughout Friday. Boone County Emergency Management keeps a live-updated list of road closures, <a href="http://www.showmeboone.com/oem/closures/">which you can check here at any time</a> for the latest information. As of 7:30am Friday morning, 18 roads were closed in Boone County due to flooding. <a href="http://maps.modot.mo.gov/timi/">The Missouri Department of Transportation's traveler information map</a> is also worth checking before heading out on the road today. Fri, 31 May 2013 12:45:53 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Associated Press 34638 at http://kbia.org Heavy rain means flooding on roads, rivers Army Corps trying to stave off Mo. River flooding http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-trying-stave-mo-river-flooding <p></p><p>After several days of heavy rain across the lower Missouri River basin, the amount of water released into the river is being reduced to help minimize flooding.</p><p></p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it began reducing the amount of water flowing into the Missouri River on Sunday because of concerns about flooding downstream. On Sunday, the Corps decreased the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam, located on the South Dakota-Nebraska state line, from 24,000 cubic feet per second to 12,000 cubic feet per second.</p><p></p><p>“… that will help the peak stages on the river in some locations and also shorten the duration of the high flows,” the Corps’ Jody Farhat said. Wed, 29 May 2013 21:54:51 +0000 Associated Press & A.J. Feather 34550 at http://kbia.org Army Corps trying to stave off Mo. River flooding Emergency officials urge Memorial Day drivers to use caution on roads http://kbia.org/post/emergency-officials-urge-memorial-day-drivers-use-caution-roads <p></p><p>The Columbia/Boone County’s Office of Emergency Management is urging those out celebrating Memorial Day today to use caution, especially when driving, after recent rains have flooded some area roads.</p><p>Residents are advised to pay attention to flash flood warnings that have been issued for the area, and to –&nbsp; “turn around, don’t drown” rather than attempting to drive through flooded areas.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 21:01:08 +0000 Janet Saidi 34407 at http://kbia.org Emergency officials urge Memorial Day drivers to use caution on roads After Socking The Rockies, Snowstorm Moves East http://kbia.org/post/after-socking-rockies-snowstorm-moves-east Arbor Day celebrations have come and gone, but winter weather is gripping the Plains and Upper Midwest. Thu, 02 May 2013 15:57:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 33046 at http://kbia.org After Socking The Rockies, Snowstorm Moves East Severe storms hits Midwest with snow, ice, winds http://kbia.org/post/severe-storms-hits-midwest-snow-ice-winds <p>Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds have raked the Midwest, spawning a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri's governor.</p><p>To the north icy weather left thousands without power and prompted Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to call out the state National Guard to aid residents as the state braced for another storm system that threatened to dump several inches of wet snow Thursday.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:47:52 +0000 Associated Press 31859 at http://kbia.org Even after Hurricane Isaac, some Midwest farmers mired in drought http://kbia.org/post/even-after-hurricane-isaac-some-midwest-farmers-mired-drought <p>Heavy rains from Hurricane Isaac provided relief to some – but not all –&nbsp;farmers and ranchers in the drought-stricken Midwest, according to the <a href="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/">U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report</a>, which came out on Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:05:21 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 20749 at http://kbia.org Even after Hurricane Isaac, some Midwest farmers mired in drought World AIDS Day marks 30 years http://kbia.org/post/world-aids-day-marks-30-years <p>This year marks a grim birthday: it was thirty years ago that the first AIDS victims were officially diagnosed. Though the rate of new HIV infections in the US has stabilized in recent years, the percentage of those in rural areas has been on the rise. In this weekly Health &amp; Wealth update, World AIDS Day.</p><p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:02:36 +0000 Jacob Fenston 4869 at http://kbia.org World AIDS Day marks 30 years