By Alex Fees
PIKE COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Officials in Clarksville, Mo. are asking for volunteers to help them battle the Mississippi River this weekend.
MAP: National Weather Service Interactive river forecasts
AmeriCorps volunteers are coordinating the volunteer effort.
Clarksville is over an hour from downtown St. Louis. From Interstate 70, take Highway 79, north.
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Gov. Jay Nixon has declared an emergency and is dispatching citizen-soldiers from the Missouri National Guard.
For particulars on what volunteers need, visit the AmeriCorps website www.acstl.org/flooding.