Situation Report

JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR

Contact:

TIM DIEMLER, ACTING SEMA DIRECTOR

Situation Report #: N09130010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON CITY

August 12, 2013

Flooding Situation Report Aug. 12 1 PM

Missouri Flooding

INCIDENT BRIEFING (ICS 201)
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
PLEASE NOTE: SEMA SITUATION REPORTS INCLUDES INFORMATION FROM A VARIETY OF RESPONSE AGENCIES, INLCUDING LOCAL JURISDICTIONS, NON-PROFIT AND VOLUNTEER AGENCIES THAT REPORT INFORMATION THAT IS THEN COMPILED BY SEMA. INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE BEST SOURCE OF INFORMATION IS THE ORIGINATING AGENCY. 

August 2013 Flash Flooding
Date: 08/12/13
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Full Situation Report with Graphics:
http://www.sema.dps.mo.gov/docs/20130812SitRep1pm.pdf
Weather Forecast
Southwest MO - Moisture returning from the southwest, coupled with upper level disturbances approaching from the west will lead to chances for showers and thunderstorms today and Tuesday. The best chances for widespread heavy rainfall will occur over far southeast Kansas into southwestern Missouri today into Tuesday. Local rainfall amounts may exceed two inches in these areas. High pressure is expected to build into the Midwest on Wednesday bringing an extended period of drier and cool weather persisting into the weekend.
Southeast MO - The showers and thunderstorms moving northeast across the Quad State Region are developing along and mainly south of a "decaying" frontal boundary stretching over parts of southeast Missouri. Additional showers and thunderstorms will re-develop later today and tonight in advance of a cold front moving south into the area. Locally heavy rain, capable of producing brief, localized flooding will be possible with the stronger thunderstorms. A few storms may also produce marginal hail and gusty winds, especially later today and again tonight.

Event Summary
Significant flash flooding and river flooding has resulted in three fatalities, numerous water rescues, damage to homes and businesses and major road closures.  The weekend of August 9-11, resulted in little to no accumulation of rain across the affected area.  Currently, all rivers and creeks continue to recede.  A hazardous weather outlook for southwest Missouri has been issued for a slight risk of thunderstorms due to significant lightning possible.  These storms may produce significant rainfall increasing the potential for localized flooding.
Open Shelters
SEMA Emergency Human Services, DSS and American Red Cross are maintaining contact with local officials as necessary.  ARC is working with displaced families to find housing outside of shelters.

Noon Populations from 8/11
New Beginnings Fellowship – Closing at 3:00 p.m. 8/12
151 Elm
Hollister, Missouri 65672

Current Population: 17

All of the families that were staying in the shelter have individually met with Red Cross caseworkers and have arrangements for housing, either temporary or permanent.

Areas of Concern by Region:
As of 8/11/13 all EOCs are at normal operating hours and are monitoring the situation. There was no significant rainfall overnight, and conditions are stable. River levels are steadily falling.  Emergency Human Services and partners continue to address unmet needs at the local level and assist with recovery plans. 

State of Missouri:

·     SEMA is currently activated and staffed 7AM to 7PM until further notice.

For more information, call (573) 751-4819 or e-mail mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov