missouri flooding http://kbia.org en Nixon seeks disaster declaration for 22 counties http://kbia.org/post/nixon-seeks-disaster-declaration-22-counties <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is asking the federal government to issue a major disaster declaration for 22 southern Missouri counties hit hard by this month's floods.</p><p>Nixon said Tuesday the costs of emergency response and repairs will be high.</p><p>The floods that resulted from nearly two weeks of heavy rain caused widespread damage across the southern tier and left at least three people dead.</p><p>Nixon announced his request in Conway, where the wastewater treatment system was heavily damaged.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:51:11 +0000 Person: Associated Press 39527 at http://kbia.org Nixon seeks disaster declaration for 22 counties Mo. 2011 disasters cost $36 million, a quarter of what Nixon budgeted http://kbia.org/post/mo-2011-disasters-cost-36-million-quarter-what-nixon-budgeted <p></p><p>Missouri’s final tab for the Joplin tornado and the 2011 flooding has proven to be much smaller than what&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon anticipated.</p><p>Figures provided to The Associated Press by Nixon's budget office show that the state's share for the disasters is a little more than $36 million. That's only a quarter of the $150 million that Nixon set aside in the budget in 2011.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:29:09 +0000 Associated Press 36902 at http://kbia.org Mo. 2011 disasters cost $36 million, a quarter of what Nixon budgeted 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 Columbia Water and Light assist Monroe City after flooding http://kbia.org/post/columbia-water-and-light-assist-monroe-city-after-flooding <p>A thunderstorm producing hail and capable of tornadoes hit the Mid-Missouri area on Wednesday evening. While Columbia experienced minimal power outages, citizens of Monroe, Missouri had no power Thursday morning. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:21:11 +0000 Michael Losch 32333 at http://kbia.org Phase 1 of Birds Point levee restoration complete http://kbia.org/post/phase-1-birds-point-levee-restoration-complete <p>The first phase of restoration work has been completed on a Mississippi River levee that was intentionally breached in 2011 during record flooding. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:32:05 +0000 Associated Press 26349 at http://kbia.org Phase 1 of Birds Point levee restoration complete Work progressing on Mississippi River projects http://kbia.org/post/work-progressing-mississippi-river-projects <p>Flood protection projects are progressing on both sides of the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:29:29 +0000 Associated Press 23440 at http://kbia.org Work progressing on Mississippi River projects A most unusual planting season http://kbia.org/post/most-unusual-planting-season <p>On this bright spring morning at Blackbird Bend, along the Missouri River, the scene is a little odd. &nbsp;A 24-row corn planter is brushing over the tops of a stunning winter wheat crop, 12 inches high. Wed, 16 May 2012 22:39:14 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 14279 at http://kbia.org A most unusual planting season Report: frequency of severe storms in Midwest doubled over past 50 years http://kbia.org/post/report-frequency-severe-storms-midwest-doubled-over-past-50-years A new report from <a href="http://rockymountainclimate.org/index.htm">the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization</a> and <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/">the Natural Resources Defense Council</a> shows that the frequency of severe storms across the Midwest has doubled over the past 50 years.<p><a href="http://rockymountainclimate.org/reports_3.htm">The report</a> analyzed precipitation data from more than 200 weather stations in eight Midwestern states.<p>It found that for the period from 1961 to 2011, the frequency of days with more than 3 inches of rain increased by upwards of 80 percent in both Wed, 16 May 2012 21:52:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Véronique LaCapra 14271 at http://kbia.org Report: frequency of severe storms in Midwest doubled over past 50 years Missouri may avoid cutbacks to streamflow gauging stations http://kbia.org/post/missouri-may-avoid-cutbacks-streamflow-gauging-stations <p>Hundreds of &ldquo;streamflow gauges&rdquo; that are used to monitor rising water levels across the nation are in danger of being shut down &ndash; but Missouri&rsquo;s gauge stations may avoid that fate.&nbsp; Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:13:08 +0000 Janet Saidi 5713 at http://kbia.org Missouri may avoid cutbacks to streamflow gauging stations