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JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Many Missouri rivers and streams are above their banks because of heavy rains that have persisted for the past week. More rain is expected across the state in connection with the remnants of tropical depression Bill. Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency to protect lives and property.

The Governor is urging residents in flood affected areas to pay close attention to weather warnings. State officials are monitoring the current weather situation. They are working with local authorities to provide emergency services.

In addition to the Mississippi River, a number of smaller rivers and streams are expected to hit major flood stage including the Meramec River, the Bourbeuse River, the Cuivre River and Dardenne Creek.

More information: Missouri Department of Public Safety’s tips for flooding

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