FEMA to House Displaced Tornado Victims Near Joplin Airport
The federal government is planning to use 50 acres south of the Joplin Regional Airport to provide temporary housing for people who lost their homes in the May 22 tornado.
Updated 8:55 with information about another levee breach:
The flooding has breached another levee in northwest Missouri, forcing the evacuation of the Holt County town of Craig.
Emergency officials in Holt County say the flooding Missouri River breached a levee along the Big Tarkio River around 2 p.m. Monday, and another nearby levee is being overtopped.
Residents of Craig have until noon to leave their homes. Emergency sandbagging operations are ongoing.
Our earlier story:
The amount of water being released from a South Dakota dam into the Missouri River could increase, if a weather system currently over the river’s upper basin dumps more rain.
That’s the warning given today by Brigadier General John McMahon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a visit to Jefferson City.
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