Governor Nixon has activated the state emergency operations center because of flooding along the Missouri River. Heavy rains north of the Missouri river have caused high levels on the river sand its tributaries in several parts of north Missouri. EOH spokesman John Campbell says the biggest concerns are along the river north of St. Joseph and an area from Lexington to Glasgow. He says the headquarters has been checking with local officials on the status of levees and other conditions.
Campbell says some flooding is reported as far east as the Kirksville area although that area is not under the pressure that the two areas are to the west.