Gov. Jay Nixon declares state of emergency in Missouri

2:20 AM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri after storms caused significant damage across the state.

Strong storms, straight line winds, and possible tornadoes caused significant damage to areas in Hazelwood, Franklin County, and a neighborhood in the City of St. Louis.

Thousands are without power across the state.

Some injuries have been reported, but so far they have all been minor.

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Gov. Nixon plans to visit affected areas Thursday.

"This was a strong system of storms that caused damage to communities in several areas of our state," Gov. Nixon said. "We will continue to work closely with local officials to assess damages and provide any needed assistance."

The Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan has been activated, which allows agencies to coordinate with local jurisdictions to provide emergency services.

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