Gov. Parson activated Nat’l Guard declares State of Emergency

Ahead of today’s storm, Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared a State of Emergency on Tuesday and activated the National Guard. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

The sun blocked out a by winter storm in Feb. 2021

The Governor released a statement Tuesday saying in part quote, “Severe winter weather isn’t something we are strangers to here in the State of Missouri, but we must be prepared for the worst,” unquote. The Executive Order activates the State Emergency Operations Plan, allowing state agencies to assist local jurisdictions with emergency preparation and response.

In anticipation of potential travel disruptions, members of the Missouri National Guard are activated to be positioned around the state and assist the Missouri State Highway Patrol with stranded motorists if the need arises. More than half of the state is currently under a Winter Storm Warning. The National Weather Service is forecasting central Missouri could see localized amounts of 8-15 inches in accumulation. To get the latest road conditions throughout Missouri, visit traveler.modot.org/map/. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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