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Lietentant Governor Roger Wilson Declares State of Emergency

October 6, 1998
By: Curt Holden
State Capital Bureau

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Roger Wilson declares a state of emergency due to Missouri River flooding.

Curtis Holden reports from Jefferson City.

Flooding of the Missouri River that began in Kansas City continues eastward submerging parts of Jefferson City including state government building parking lots and the Jefferson City Memorial Airport.

Missouri Office of Administation Assistant Division Director Mark Allen says his office is monitoring the Missouri River water levels.

Actuality:Allen
RunTime: 23 SX
OutCue: "... soil drainage."
Contents: Allen talks aboout Missouri River water levels.

Allen says 20 percent of state government parking lots are closed but that shuttle service is available to transport state government workers from the lots to their work buildings.

Allen also says clean up of Jefferson City Airport is underway.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Curt Holden.


Missouri River floodwaters approaching the state capitol building caused Lieutenant Governor Roger Wilson to declare a state of emergency this morning.

Curt Holden reports from Jefferson City.

Missouri River flooding that began in Kansas City continues eastward submerging parts of Jefferson City including state government building parking lots and the Jefferson City Memorial Airport.

Missouri Office of Administration Assistant Division Director Mark Allen says efforts are being made to ensure state government employees will be able to get to their workplaces.

Actuality:Allen
RunTime: 25 SX
OutCue: "... by the rising waters."
Contents: Allen talks about the state government employee shuttle service.

Allen also says Jefferson City Airport, which is under two to three feet of water, has been evacuated for clean-up and will re-open after floodwaters subside.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Curt Holden.