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May 12, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | By: Associated Press (AP)
Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after recent storms and tornadoes swept through the state. Nixon said in a release Sunday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol is helping residents in Orrick, where a tornado caused significant damage to homes and other buildings Saturday evening.
A second tornado also took down trees and power lines near Marshall in Saline County. No injuries have been reported. He says he has activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate with local departments to provide emergency services.