Category: Emergency Preparedness and Management

Night and Day: Black lives activists, police ask for Missouri legislators to do better

ST. LOUIS – Following the Friday verdict that found Jason Stockley acquitted for murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, protests in St. Louis have led to more than 80 arrests, over 30 officers injured from projectiles, but above all increasingly strained relations between black Missourians and law enforcement. Activists for black […]

Will Missouri be declared a federal disaster zone? It all depends on Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri is still in the process of recovering from deadly flooding that roared through the state last week, but the question on the minds of many is this: will a federal disaster be declared? The Show-Me State has expended all available resources to […]

Missouri Earthquake Awareness Month focuses on earthquake risk and disaster preparedness

Southeast Missouri is at the center of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic area east of the Rocky Mountains JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Eric R. Greitens has proclaimed February as Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri, in recognition of the earthquake hazard posed by the New Madrid Seismic […]

Greitens declares State of Emergency; faces first major test as governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens will face one of the first big challenges during his term in office as the state braces for a heavy winter storm this weekend. Meteorologists anticipate the storm will bring up to an inch of ice to some parts of the state. With […]

Governor Greitens activates Missouri State Emergency Operations Center

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from late Thursday night through Saturday for much of Missouri – a wide swath of the Interstate 44 corridor from Joplin to St. Louis. Significant ice accumulations could down trees and power lines leading to power outages. The weather service […]