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MO, IL efforts to help with hurricane relief

Ameren trucks headed south Tuesday. (UPI photo/Bill Greenblatt)


St. Louis, MO – Missourians and Illinoisans are finding ways to help with hurricane relief.

On the government level, Gov. Blunt has signed an executive order that temporarily lets Missouri trucks surpass their weight limits, if they're headed to hurricane-effected states.

Elsewhere, a team of doctors was set to leave from Springfield, Ill. today (Wednesday) to help in recovery efforts. Ameren is also sending some trucks to help get electricity restored. Ameren is part of a mutual assistance agreement among U.S. utilities that are willing to be called on by each other if needed for emergency restoration work.

And a Madison County prosecutor is heading south to help family pets affected by the storm. Amy Maher is with a group called Noah's Wish, which works to save as many pets as possible during such catastrophes.


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