Mississippi Flooding Prevention Efforts in Clarksville

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/05 2014 04:37PM

Updated 07/05 2014 04:40PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- The Department of Public Safety at the direction of Gov. Nixon is coordinating future efforts to respond to Mississippi flooding.

Flooding is expected to crest in the city of Clarksville next week. As part of the response effort, approximately 50 Missouri Department of Corrections offenders arrived in Clarksville July 5 to assist with sandbagging efforts in the historic downtown area.

They will be joining the ongoing efforts of members of the Missouri Governor’s Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery, which have been conducting sandbagging operations in the Mississippi River community this week. AmeriCorps St. Louis has been playing a key role in the response effort.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is also supplying additional law enforcement patrol and other assistance in the affected area.

The state has also been working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has supplied sandbags and additional resources to assist in the response effort.

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