Gov. Parson declares state of emergency due to severe weather

Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 4:57 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-03 activating the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan and Missouri National Guard in response to severe weather Friday.

Part of Missouri has already started to see severe weather, and more severe weather is forecasted across the state into Friday evening.

“As areas across the state are already beginning to be impacted by severe weather, we want to ensure all necessary state resources are available if extreme disruptions and damage were to affect our communities,” said Gov. Parson. “While we pray for Missourians’ safety and that extensive response efforts will not be needed, state government must always be prepared. We stand ready to assist and urge all Missourians to heed weather warnings and to take precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

The order is set to expire April 30, 2023, unless otherwise terminated or extended.