Senate Committee hears testimony from 2011 Missouri Rivers floods victims
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Senate Committee hears testimony from 2011 Missouri Rivers floods victims

Date: January 31, 2012
By: Ruohan Xu
State Capitol Bureau

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Senate Committee hears public testimony on last year's Missouri River floods.
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Wrap: The Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee heard testimony Tuesday from victims of last year's Missouri River flood.

Clerks from Holt County, Stoddard County and Atchison County expressed concern regarding immediate assistance by the state after flood damage.

The Emergency Operation Director for Stoddard County, Kent Polsgrove, says the state's response for the tragedy can be improved.

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Description: "I am better prepared, as all I believe in the citizens of Stoddard County. My question is, will our policies and procedures be better prepared."
 
President pro tem Rob Mayer says the Senate Committee does not plan to hold another hearing regarding the flood.
 
Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.
 
Intro: 
Victims from last year's Missouri River floods complained about the Army Crops of Engineers on a Senate committee hearing.
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Wrap: The Mayor of Morehouse along with clerks from Holt, Stoddard and Atchison counties said the Army Corps of Engineers did not sufficiently do their jobs during last year's Missouri River floods.    

Holt County Clerk Kathy Kunkel says her county suffers from flooding almost every year, and now want to take action and find a solution.

Actuality:  FLOOD2.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "We will not sit by and watch our land slip quiet away. Instead, we intend to lead a proactive solution offer compromises and benefits to the land owners, the Crops of Engineers, the County, and their region."


President pro tem Rob Mayer says the Senate Committee will not hold hearing regarding the flood anymore.

Reporting from the capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.


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