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Missouri activates emergency operations plan in response to severe weather

Recent severe weather has led Governor Mike Parson to activate Missouri’s emergency operations plan. 

The governor has signed an executive order to activate the plan in response to recent tornados and flooding in Missouri. 

Over the weekend, EF-0 tornadoes struck Ray and Saline Counties, in western Missouri, and an EF-2 tornado hit Knox County in northeast Missouri. 

The Knox County twister destroyed or caused major damage to at least 35 homes – putting at least 16 people without a place to live. 

Two minor injuries were reported there. The Kirksville area, in northeast Missouri, also had substantial flooding.

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