Missouri Governor to Visit Tornado Damage Near Defiance
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Missouri – Governor Parson will visit some of the areas hardest hit by the tornadoes on Friday evening. He will visit the damage in St. Charles County near Defiance on Sunday morning. The storm there killed a woman at the house and injured two others near the F and 94 highways. The storms also destroyed and caused significant damage to other houses in the area.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life caused by this powerful and sustained storm system, and we pray for the family and friends of those we have lost,” said Governor Parson. âThe deadly tornadoes that swept through Missouri and neighboring states are a reminder that severe storms can claim lives when people are at home or at work. I am grateful that our state and local response agencies as well as the National Weather Service communicated the threat these storms posed early on and were ready to respond last night. Members of our state team are ready to help and will work with local partners to assess the damage in the coming days. “
The state’s Emergency Operations Center remains on and state agencies continue to assist Missouri communities affected by severe storms.
On Saturday, Governor Parson, along with governors of other affected states, met with President Joe Biden to coordinate state and federal resources for communities affected by Friday’s bad weather and tornadoes.
On Sunday, Governor Parson and members of his emergency management team will be at Defiance at around 9:30 a.m. and then in communities in Pemiscot County at around 12:20 p.m. In Pemiscot County, a young child was killed at home and at least nine people were rushed to hospitals. .
âI want all Missourians who have been affected to know that my office and the entire state government are ready to help them, and we are going to be on the ground in the worst affected areas to learn how to do it at the same time. better., “ Governor Parson said. “We express our gratitude to the first responders, utility crews and volunteer teams who continue to work quickly to save lives, remove debris and restore power.”
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