St. Louis flooding

St. Louis flooding, Mayor Tishaura Jones declares a state of emergency
St. Louis flooding, Mayor Tishaura Jones declares a state of emergency

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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis flooding, Mayor Tishaura Jones declares a state of emergency, Tuesday after record rainfall and flash flooding in the area.

Mayor Tishaura O. said, “My heart goes out to all those families who have been affected, and I continue to be in constant communication with our partners in the county, state and federal governments.

This declaration of emergency will help us get the resources we need to start the recovery of our city.”

Public safety officials advised residents to check their local forecast for weather updates and to avoid driving through standing water.

The mayor signed an executive order to allow the state of Missouri if the request for federal support to help residents and small businesses is approved.

The City and County of St. Louis, with support from the Red Cross, has established a regional evacuation shelter at Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dell, Richmond Heights, MO 63117.

Residents can call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information.

Officials also discussed preparedness and action efforts throughout the rest of the week, and the city’s Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) reminds residents to monitor local forecasts, provide them with handy weather radios and, if necessary, evacuate when first responders tell them to.

The signed executive order is attached.