Environmental Emergency Responders are currently gathering information and prioritizing where assistance is needed most following severe weather that swept through multiple counties in Missouri on Feb. 28-29.
Responders mobilized to address issues in Lamar and Barton County. Areas of concern were also identified in Phelps, Dallas, Stone, Taney and Laclede counties. Responders are working with the Missouri Department of Agriculture to identify any petroleum facility damage in storm-affected areas.
The Environmental Protection Agency contacted the Environmental Emergency Response Spill Line to report sunken boats on Table Rock Lake. Emergency staff are working with the Port of Kimberling Marina.
The Southwest Regional Office staff are making contacts with local entities and municipalities to identify any potential infrastructure needs.
Damage has been reported in Barry, Barton, Cedar, Dallas, Stone, Cape Girardeau, Bolinger, Stoddard, Scott, Laclede, Phelps and Taney counties as well as the cities of Kirksville and Cameron. Shelters are open in Laclede, Dallas and Stone counties.
Department staff and emergency responders are committed to assisting local authorities as they address issues in their communities.
To report an environmental emergency, including fuel spills, please contact the department’s spill line at 573-634-2436.
Disaster related publications and fact sheets are available at Disaster Resources (scroll down the page to the heading: Disaster Resources).
For more information, visit the Environmental Services Program.