JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNORContact:
- Mike O'Connell , Communications Director
- (573) 751-4819
PAUL PARMENTER, SEMA DIRECTOR
Situation Report #: N09110073
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2011
Spring 2011 Severe Storms Situation Report 12 p.m. June 10
SEMA is to monitoring the potential flooding impacts from the Missouri River in the north-western part of the state.
Electric Outages – Empire reports that all serviceable customers who can take electricity have been restored, 7000+/- outages remain. Ameren reports all outages caused by weather related incidents have been restored. KCP&L reports all outages restored in the Sedalia area.
Shelter – The current number of individuals sheltering in Joplin is 62. There is one shelter open: Missouri Southern State (3950 Newman Road, Joplin).
Forecast information – The storm center is predicting a slight chance of severe weather for the next 48 hours in central and northern Missouri.
Joplin & Southwestern Missouri
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index
values as high as 94. South wind between 11 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. North wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind at 6 mph becoming east.
St. Joseph & Northwestern Missouri
Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Northwest wind
between 8 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an
inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 59. North northeast wind between 7 and 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 77. East northeast wind between 7 and 9 mph..
Carroll County Levees are being checked daily.
Clay County: River levels have dropped 2 to 2 ½ feet at Missouri City. Officials are continuing to prepare for sandbagging in the area. Received 20,000 sandbags and 17 ½ tons of sand. These resources have been delivered to Missouri City.
Jackson County: Independence CERT has offered assistance Parkville.
Pettis County (SEDALIA) Red Cross shelter has closed. Red Cross will continue to do case work. The Red Cross may turn over the feeding operations to the Salvation Army on Wednesday (06\01). Damage in Sedalia consists of 168 affected homes (73 destroyed, 20-25 with major damage, 65-70 with minor damage or affected), and 11-15 businesses were destroyed. There were 25 minor injuries and zero fatalities. Federal/State PA and IA preliminary damage assessment teams are scheduled in Sedalia on Wednesday, 06/01.
Chariton County: Monitoring situation. There will be an open forum with US Corps of Engineers on Tuesday, June 14.
Andrew County: had 30 volunteers start filling sandbags in Amazonia, have 4000 completed. Continuing to monitor situation. 5000 sandbags are in the area and volunteers will start filling on 6/9. A gator pump will be on hand later today. Picked up sandbags at Smithville and will pick up pumps from Napoleon on 6/7. National Guard liaisons are in the area today and will assess situation around the Andrew/Nodaway county line this afternoon 6/7.
Sandbags are available for pickup at Smithville. There are 2 pumps available and ready at Napoleon. Voluntary evacuations have been taking place along the Missouri and Nodaway Rivers. Critical Infrastructure identified as Water and Waste Water Treatment Plant, and they will be sandbagged beginning Monday. Evacuation is being done along the Nodaway and Missouri River. Property owners along the Missouri and Nodaway Rivers have been notified of potential impacts from flooding. There have been minimal voluntary evacuations at this time.
Atchison County: Sandbagging operations continue. 11,000 more sandbags will be requested. The levee around water plant in Rockport is almost complete. The county should be releasing the sandbagging machine on 6/10. Reviewing law enforcement missions that may be needed in the future. McKissick Island has 11 homes that have been voluntarily evacuated. Sandbag operations will continue with the assistance of 65 offenders filling and placing sandbags. Sandbagging efforts continue constructing a berm around the Rockport water plant, and monitoring levees. Corps reports that L5-75 has breeched in Hamburg. Sandbagging operations have begun with the help of inmates from Maryville.
Buchanan County: has 2 sandbag operations that are ongoing. The county has 140,340 sandbags complete and 83,000 are available for use. The levee around the air base is almost complete. The levees 455, 460, and 470 are being reinforced and pumps are in place. The city of St. Joseph is continuing to do sandbagging with 120,000 sandbags that have been filled. There have been voluntary evacuations in the southwest part of the county near Lewis and Clark Village. Offenders will be working over the weekend conducting sandbagging operations. An evacuation plan has been developed for the southern part of St. Joseph if the need should arise. Sandbags are being placed on the 455 levee to raise the height. Sandbagging will start in the Lewis and Clark area later this week. In the industrial park section of St. Joseph the business are not evacuating at this time but they are getting sandbags and protecting their areas.
Volunteer sandbagging operation will start on Thursday 6/9, and inmate labor will continue to work throughout the week. United Way is undertaking volunteer coordination and will be keeping track of volunteers and hours that are worked. The EOC is open Monday through Friday.
The City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County are meeting to set priorities. Air National Guard along with offenders will be sandbagging. Currently there are 50,000 sandbags available; the earlier request of 100,000 sandbags was cancelled. There are 2 sandbagging machines in the county, 1 is automated the other is manual. Currently monitoring and working closely with the City of St. Joe. has 100,000 sandbags on hand. They have requested an additional 100,000 bags and another sandbagging machine. Air National Guard is assisting in filling the sandbags. Four pumps have been confirmed for delivery Monday 6/6 by the Army Corps of Engineers.
City of St. Joseph: has received the pumps they requested and are working closely with Buchanan County. will have inmates and Army Corps of Engineers to assist in sandbagging as needed. EOC will be opened and staffed Monday.
Holt County on Monday 6/13 Dept. of Corrections will have 35 inmates in Forest City for sandbagging efforts. MSHP will be contacting the county sheriff to coordinate security patrols. 50,000 sandbags will be delivered on Tuesday. The county is requesting 4 vehicles and 14 personnel for levee patrols. The automatic sandbag machine will be delivered Monday morning to support sandbagging operations. An earthen levee is protecting the water and sewer treatment plants, 20 inmates are going to Forest City on Monday to fill sandbags. 10,000 sandbags are on hand at this time. The City of Corning has voluntarily evacuated with the exception of 2 residences that are expected to evacuate today 6/7. Craig has 80 to 100 residents remaining at this time. In Forest City sandbagging has commenced around the water and waste water treatment plant. Seepage is occurring on Levee 9 as well as South of Rulo and West of Big Turkhill Bridge. There are 20 inmates deployed to the area to assist in sandbagging efforts. Voluntary evacuations are taking place. There are 30 people left at Big Lake that will be leaving by Wednesday 6/8. Craig has 80 to 100 residents in town and a dirt levee is being constructed on the south side of town.
ESF #3: Council Bluffs, Iowa is discharging waste water into the Missouri River. Missouri Department of Natural Resources is notifying water systems downstream. The Army Corps of Engineers reports that they are monitoring the river levels and will be focusing on sandbagging and additional pump capability with bringing in a new system called Porta Dam System to Rock Port and their technical support crews. Corp reports that if the levee in Atchison County that the levee in concern is a critical levee.
ESF #4 & 9: Region F Incident Support Team is providing support to the State Emergency Operations Center this week. Monitoring and waiting for requests. The Nebraska, Tennessee, and Texas search teams have been demobilized. St Louis Regional Urban Search and Rescue has been released. Force 1 (MOTF1) and all SAR teams (except Region C) have been demobilized.
ESF #6: Overnight, 62 residents were sheltered in Joplin. Efforts are continuing to help residents achieve long-term housing. Five shelters are on standby in the northwestern part of the state. Multi-agencies are working to find additional warehouse space for donations. American Red Cross is providing meals and snacks for the volunteers in the northern part of the state. In Atchison County there was 1 shelter open with a 0 population with 4 others on standby. Continuing to support shelter operations. There have been five shelters identified in the Northwest in the event sheltering becomes necessary. Two shelters in Atchison, two in Buchanan, and one in Holt counties are on standby in North West Missouri.
For victims to let their friends and family know they are safe: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
For friends and family to check on their loved ones in the affected area:
Local Red Cross (Greater Ozarks Chapter): (417) 832-9500
ESF #8: Dept. of Mental Health had 6 volunteers that made 115 calls. On Sunday, mental health had 8 volunteers that made 360 contacts. Standing by ready to serve. The Dept of Mental Health (DMH) opened up a new local crisis and coordination phone line, (417) 347-7070, at Ozark Mental Health.
ESF #10: DNR is monitoring Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's) and RMP facilities along the potential flood areas. Doing a shift change in Joplin and will have 5 staff in the area. Continuing to contact Tier II and RMP facilities along the potential flood areas to ensure plans are in place. EPA reports that air sampling in Joplin is ongoing. DNR and MERC are reviewing and contacting Tier II and RMP facilities along the potential flood areas to ensure they have plans in place for safety and chemical releases. Dept. of Natural Resources is currently contacting facilities along the potentially impacted flood areas to determine needs and assistance. Continuing to work with vehicle damages in Joplin and monitoring the northwest corner. Working with insurance industry trying to identify vehicles.
ESF #13: MSHP Troop H is working with Holt and Atchison Counties for safety patrols. Dept. of Correction has offender labor at Rockport, St. Joseph, and Rosecrans. Rosecrans has 2 shifts so they can do 24 hour operations. Dept of Corrections will be furnishing offender labor in Holt County to support sandbagging efforts on Monday 6/13. MSHP is working with the locals to determine the initial response. Corrections has inmates in St. Joseph for the week. A request for inmate labor has been received from Parkville, 30 will be sent there from the Community Release Center. MSHP Troop H is working with local jurisdictions for boats if needed. MO Dept. of Corrections is working on requests for offender labor.
ESF #15: Public Safety had a press conference at 10:00 am (05/27/11). Emphasis is switching to rumor control, and may move the entire ESF to Joplin. Primary focus is providing severe weather alerts via press releases and developing an event summary. Things are slowing down, and media inquiries are looking for fatality numbers and the next place to take the story (success stories, volunteer stories, etc…)
ESF #16: Missouri National Guard has 225 deployed to Joplin for support to the MSHP. MONG has established L&O in Ray, Clay and Jackson Counties and will continue to monitor levees.. Missouri National Guard is attempting to obtain warehouse space for critical assets. Continuing to support security operations in Joplin. In the northwest part of the state establishing liaisons with the county EOC's and the Army Corps of Engineers. In Joplin – currently have 225 soldiers that continue to support local law enforcement with traffic control in the Joplin area. Missouri National Guard continues to prepare for the flooding in the Northwest corner of the state.
ESF #17: Continue to work with EOC's and local law enforcement in the northern section of the state for animal shelter needs. Currently working with St. Joseph Health Dept. to set up regional pet shelters if needed. Demobilizing the Joplin support and focusing on the northwest corner of the state.
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