Governor Eric Greitens helped with sandbagging efforts in Eureka Monday as residents rushed to protect their homes and businesses.

Greitens said he wants the state's emergency teams to be as proactive as possible. He said more than one million sandbags and 200 tons of sand have been ordered to protect businesses and property from flooding.

The governor said he activated the national guard and declared a state of emergency to allow swift water rescue teams to position themselves around the state.

He also said the White House and federal partners are aware of the preparations across the state of Missouri, in an effort to save lives and property.

As far as proactive steps are concerned, the mayor said more volunteers are needed tomorrow.  They can check in and register at the Elks Lodge in Eureka starting as early as 7a.m.