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July 18, 2011JOPLIN, MO |  By: Wayman

Flood Funds

Missouri governor Jay Nixon says it could be this week or next when the state tallies the final bill for the Joplin Tornado and the ongoing North Missouri Flooding.

Nixon says he's hoping the 50 million dollars he's set aside for matching federal emergency funds will be enough, and is confident the Joplin Tornado will be more costly than the flooding. Still, Nixon adds the finances are holding for now.

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Nixon says with debris still being cleaned up in Joplin and flooding in north Missouri continuing, adding up the costs of the disasters is challenging.