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Greitens declares State of Emergency as proactive response to storms, flooding

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks during a service in Jefferson City, Mo., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks during a service in Jefferson City, Mo., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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In anticipation of storms and flooding throughout southern Missouri, Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and activating the Missouri National Guard.

The order ensures that all state resources are available for the storm.

Greitens said in a statement, "Thank you to our first responders for their dedication and hard work keeping Missouri families safe and protecting property. Our highly skilled emergency teams are already saving lives and implementing their coordinated response plans to ensure that the right resources are in the areas where they are most needed. Please stay safe and stay away from rising water."

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