Mo. gov. seeks to ensure sand for flood fighting

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Posted: Jun 21, 2011 6:07 PM
Mo. gov. seeks to ensure sand for flood fighting

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the State Emergency Management Agency to help flood-fighting communities along the Missouri River to obtain sand.

The Tuesday announcement from Nixon's office comes a day after The Associated Press reported a shortage of available sand could potentially hamper flood-fighting efforts along the Missouri.

The state has identified additional suppliers that could provide sand if local supplies are exhausted or running low and Nixon says communities needing sand should contact the emergency management agency.