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June 27, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Flood Operations Brief

Governor Nixon returns to St. Joseph this afternoon for an operational briefing on flood-fighting efforts by the Missouri National Guard.

The state's top general and Chillicothe native major general Steve Danner is briefing on the latest efforts in northern Missouri as well as preparations down river. The operations brief will be at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base home to the 139th airlift of the Missouri Air National guard, which as been assisting with the Missouri River flooding response. An executive order by the governor has established three task forces to coordinate the flood fight, one covering western Missouri, one in the immediate St. Joseph/Buchanan county area, and one in eastern Missouri.