State Emergency Management Agency News Release

JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR

Contact:

TIM DIEMLER, ACTING SEMA DIRECTOR

News Release ID: N09140011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON CITY

July 04, 2014

State of Missouri increasing response to rising Mississippi River flooding

Clarksville sandbagging effort to increase with arrival of 50 Department of Corrections offenders Saturday

At the direction of Gov. Jay Nixon, the Department of Public Safety is coordinating the state's ongoing response to Mississippi River flooding, which is expected to crest in the city of Clarksville next week. As part of the response effort, approximately 50 Missouri Department of Corrections offenders will arrive in Clarksville on Saturday morning, July 5, to assist with sandbagging efforts in the historic downtown area.

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For more information, call (573) 751-4819 or e-mail mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov