JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency for Missouri in response to the continued severe weather seen in much of the state.
“Missouri is experiencing a very dangerous severe storm system with multiple threats that must be taken seriously,” Governor Parson said in a release Tuesday.
The statement references the damage seen in Wheatland Monday night and warns citizens about severe flooding expected for much of Tuesday.
The governor offered these tips regarding flood water:
- Standing water can carry infectious diseases and hide hazards, including road damage, glass, and sewage.
- Storm drains can create an extremely dangerous situation for anyone caught in the current.
- Avoid walking through floodwater and keep children from playing in it.
- Never attempt to drive over flooded roads.
Flooding has already been documented in many areas. Many of Springfield’s roadways have already seen standing water and its impacts on traffic.