Friday, May 08, 2009

Nixon To Tour Storm Damage Saturday

Governor Jay Nixon will tour the storm damage at Fair Grove High School Saturday, one day after a swath of wind-whipping storms swept across Missouri, damaging property, causing injuries and taking at least three lives.
The roof was ripped off the Fair Grove High School as a result of what's being called by meteorologists as an "inland hurricane."

Nixon's tour is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Willard Rep. Shane Schoeller says he'll also attend.
The Governor is slated to visit Joplin around 11 a.m.

Nixon declared a state of emergency earlier Friday:
"My primary concern is the safety of Missourians and this executive order makes state agency resources available to help communities respond to the storms," Gov. Nixon said.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the families and communities . . . Our area has seen this type of destruction and much worse in the past but always come together to help friends and neighbors recover."

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