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Senator Luetkemeyer requests disaster declaration from governor after southside flood

A northwest Missouri state senator is calling on the governor to take notice of what is happening on the city's southside.

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 10:09 AM
Updated: Aug 3, 2020 5:19 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) State senator Tony Luetkemeyer sent a letter to governor Mike Parson asking him to request a disaster declaration in the wake of recent flash flooding.

In his letter, Luetkemeyer says residents are in dire need.

City leaders were told the disaster does not qualify for SEMA or FEMA funds.

Nearly 130 homes suffered major flood damage another 25 saw minor damage.

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Pleasant conditions continue this week for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas even as temperatures are steadily warming. Highs look to reach into the upper 70s to low 80s. Dry conditions look to continue.
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