Mo. officials urge residents to prepare for Hurricane Isaac remnants
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Mo. officials urge residents to prepare for Hurricane Isaac remnants

Date: August 30, 2012
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau

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Forecasters predict the remnants of Hurricane Isaac to dump some much-needed rain on parts of Missouri. But statewide officials are urging residents to prepare for the worst.
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Wrap: Some forecasters are predicting heavy rainfall of up to 4 to 6 inches in some parts of Missouri as a result of Hurricane Isaac, with mid-Missouri and the St. Louis region bearing the brunt of the storm. Missouri Public Service Commission Chairman Kevin Gunn says the heavy rainfall during the drought could cause flash floods.

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Description: "We don't know how it's going to react with it being so dry or where water is going to go. So people need to be prepared for potential flooding which could in turn lead to potential service outages."

Gunn says people should be prepared for service outages and keep emergency kits readily available. He also urges residents to call 911 if there are any downed power lines as a result of the storm.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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Missouri officials are urging residents to prepare for heavy rainfall and power outages as remnants from Hurricane Isaac move through the region.
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Wrap: With the dry conditions, some officials are concerned how the predicted heavy rainfall will affect the region. Missouri Public Service Commission Chairman Kevin Gunn says people should be prepared for potential flooding and electric and gas service outages.

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Description: "It's generally good to have an emergency kit available just in case. We're encouraging people to make sure they have one which means they have water, they have food for a day or two, blankets."

Gunn also urges people to call 911 if they see a downed power line. Forecasters are predicting the storm to pass through mid-Missouri and the St. Louis region.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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With some forecasters predicting up to six inches of rain in some parts of Missouri, officials are urging residents to dig in and prepare for the storm.
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Wrap: Forecasters predict the wake from Hurricane Isaac to dump the most rain through mid-Missouri and into the St. Louis area. Missouri officials say residents should be prepared for flash flooding and power outages as a result of the storm. Public Service Commission Chairman Kevin Gunn says people should also be on the lookout for downed power lines.

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Description: "Assume that all lines down on the ground are live lines and should not be touched. The best thing to do is call 911 and let them know that there is a down power line."

Gunn also says people should prepare emergency kits with things like bottled water, flashlights, and blankets.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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