JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNORContact:
- Mike O'Connell , Communications Director
- (573) 751-4819
PAUL PARMENTER, SEMA DIRECTOR
Situation Report #: N09110067
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 02, 2011
Spring 2011 Severe Storms Situation Report 10 a.m. June 2
SEMA has begun to monitor the potential flooding impacts from the Missouri River in the north-western part of the state.
Electric Outages – Empire Electric reports 7000 outages and is working on restoration. Ameren reports all outages caused by weather related incidents has been restored. KCP&L reports all outages restored in the Sedalia area.
Shelter – The current number of individuals sheltering in Joplin is 98. There is one shelter open: Missouri Southern State (3950 Newman Road, Joplin).
Forecast information –
Joplin & Southwestern Missouri
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as
high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South southwest wind around 11 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 98. South southwest wind between 11 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Several tornadoes touched down across the region, but only minimal damage was reported.
Pettis County (SEDALIA) Red Cross shelter has closed. Red Cross will continue to do case work. The Red Cross may turn over the feeding operations to the Salvation Army on Wednesday (06\01). Damage in Sedalia consists of 168 affected homes (73 destroyed, 20-25 with major damage, 65-70 with minor damage or affected), and 11-15 businesses were destroyed. There were 25 minor injuries and zero fatalities. Federal/State PA and IA preliminary damage assessment teams are scheduled in Sedalia on Wednesday, 06/01.
Andrew County Property owners along the Missouri and Nodaway Rivers have been notified of potential impacts from flooding. There have been minimal voluntary evacuations at this time.
Atchison County Is preparing for sandbagging operations.
Buchanan County In the process of notifying people who live between the levee and river. They are coordinating their planning efforts with neighboring counties. The St. Joseph EOC is not activated at this time. They have 60,000 sandbags and are using an automatic sandbagging machine.
Holt County Activated EOC on Monday and have voluntary evacuations at this time. 50,000 additional sandbags have arrived and the county has a stockpile of sand at their disposal.
ESF #2: Communications have been reported as stableState-owned radios are on loan to Joplin; now the MO National Guard (MONG) is able to communicate with Joplin over their own system. The Communication unit of MSHP has received the local communication plan and is working through the plan.
ESF #3: SAVE Coalition volunteers have evaluated over 2250 structures which include residential, medical care facilities, and multi-story structures. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is assisting with debris removal from right of ways and their technical experts are monitoring the situation.
ESF #4 & 9: The Nebraska and Texas search teams have been demobilized. Tennessee will continue searching until Thursday, June 2nd. St Louis Regional Urban Search and Rescue has been released. Tomorrow 31 dogs will be in place. Force 1 (MOTF1) and all SAR teams (except Region C) have been demobilized.
ESF #6: There is one shelter open at this time with a population of 98. The Red Cross has served 35,202 meals and 50,101 snacks as of today (6/02/11). The Missouri Dept. of Social Services has partnered with the Dept. of Agriculture to implement Disaster Food Assistance for those who have significant property damage and/or income loss as a result of the tornado. The shelter in Sedalia has been closed.
For victims to let their friends and family know they are safe: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
For friends and family to check on their loved ones in the affected area:
Local Red Cross (Greater Ozarks Chapter): (417) 832-9500
ESF #8: 5/30 Mobile Medical Unit is running smoothly. No issues identified.
ESF #10: Working to locate staging areas for damaged vehicles. Results from air monitoring have shown that there are no asbestos dangers. DNR is working on securing a location for Household Hazardous Waste Collections. Air monitors have been placed.
ESF #12: KCP&L is working on a plan for the potential flooding in north western Missouri. Empire is reporting that 500 – 600 outages have been restored. 7,100 outages remain. Missouri Gas Energy continues repairs, working in the remaining 16 grids to cut off and cap mains and service lines damaged. Empire Electric reports 7700 outages and expect that all serviceable customers will be returned to service by late Sunday, May 29, and are walking the damaged area to see what can be restored within the next month or two.
ESF #15: Public Safety had a press conference at 10:00 am (05/27/11). Emphasis is switching to rumor control, and may move the entire ESF to Joplin. Primary focus is providing severe weather alerts via press releases and developing an event summary. Things are slowing down, and media inquiries are looking for fatality numbers and the next place to take the story (success stories, volunteer stories, etc…)
ESF #16: The Missouri National Guard currently has 225 soldiers deployed to the Joplin area. Coordinating to support the memorial service for Sunday, May 29th with missions including color guard, escort officers, and security. MoNG is working on security support and flight requests for DMORT and memorial service.
ESF #17: There are 569 animals being sheltered and 17 animals sheltered at the co-location. 290 animals have been returned to their families and 275 have been verified to be in private boarding. There have been 883 animals sheltered to date. A 26 foot trailer is being brought in as a mobile shelter for the co-location shelter. There are 3 trapping teams. Received assistance from FEMA to locate private shelters and self deployed rescue groups.
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