waynesville http://kbia.org en "At least 90%" of Pulaski roads damaged by floods http://kbia.org/post/least-90-pulaski-roads-damaged-floods <p></p><p>Officials in south-central Missouri's Pulaski County say at least 90 percent of their roads were damaged by last week's heavy flooding.</p><p>Presiding Commissioner Gene Newkirk tells KOLR-TV the damage to 65 percent of the roadways in the county is considered major. About two dozen low-water crossings were washed out and remain closed. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:02:28 +0000 Associated Press 38913 at http://kbia.org "At least 90%" of Pulaski roads damaged by floods Nixon visits flooded areas in southern Missouri http://kbia.org/post/nixon-visits-flooded-areas-southern-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon toured parts of flood-ravaged south-central Missouri Thursday following days of heavy rains, which damaged dozens of homes and killed a young boy.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Nixon praised the work of local organizations in their response efforts, including the Red Cross, whose Waynesville shelter housed 27 people Wednesday night. Nixon has called upon the Missouri National Guard for security and traffic control, as numerous streets have been closed, including sections of I-44 earlier this week.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:54:40 +0000 Scott Harvey 38561 at http://kbia.org Nixon visits flooded areas in southern Missouri Newscast for August 8, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-8-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Continued flood rescues in Taney County,</li><li>Waynesville flood victims identified, and</li><li>Rep. Chris Kelly's wife, a district judge, refuses to recuse herself from Mamtek case. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:40:00 +0000 Casey Morell 38511 at http://kbia.org Waynesville flooding victim identified http://kbia.org/post/waynesville-flooding-victim-identified <p>Authorities in southern Missouri have identified a 23-year-old single mother who's presumed to have died in recent flooding that also killed her young son.</p><p>Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long said Thursday that 4-year-old Elyjah M. Lee and his mother, Jessica D. Lee, both of Waynesville, were in a car that was swept off a roadway early Tuesday after torrential rains hit the area, flooding streets and damaging homes and businesses.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:48:20 +0000 Associated Press 38509 at http://kbia.org Waynesville flooding victim identified 14 miles of I-44 closed amid more flooding in southern Missouri http://kbia.org/post/14-miles-i-44-closed-amid-more-flooding-southern-missouri <p>Heavy rains are falling again in waterlogged areas of south-central Missouri, causing power outages and some evacuations.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation closed lanes of Interstate 44 south of Rolla after about 6 inches of rain fell in the area Wednesday morning. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:13:14 +0000 Associated Press 38409 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