Disaster: National Guard troops activated in Kansas and Missouri

May 28, 2019 - 5:44 am

The governors of Kansas and Missouri decided to bring in help from their National Guards because of ongoing severe weather that has caused floods and tornado damage.

In Kansas, 49 of the state's 105 counties are part of Gov. Laura Kelly's disaster declaration. The governor has also asked for federal assistance.

Once again we flew @GovLauraKelly and @KansasEmergency to observe some of the reservoirs in the state. Today we flew to Tuttle Creek Lake, Milford Lake, and Perry Lake. The video shows the release of water from Perry Lake this afternoon. #kswx pic.twitter.com/A9BVTJcQzx

— KHP Air Support Unit (@KHPAircraft) May 27, 2019
The Army Corps of Engineers is watching levels on lakes across Kansas. Some are at record levels. The governor took a helicopter flight to see the flooding around the Tuttle, Perry and Milford reservoirs.

In Missouri, tornado cleanup continues in Jefferson City and in Golden City. EF-3 tornadoes struck both towns Wednesday night. Three people were killed in Golden City. 

Many communities along the Missouri River were still dealing with the aftermath of March flooding when severe weather and torrential rain began in May.

Volunteer spirits remain high despite more rain across the state. We have heard great stories and met amazing volunteers — some from out of state. Thank you for serving! #MissouriProud pic.twitter.com/tipCLbWA2R

— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) May 27, 2019
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