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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure offers expressions of support to those affected by storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure offers expressions of support to those affected by Tuesday’s storms. Severe storms blew through the Ozarks, causing widespread damage and at least one death, reported in nearby Douglas County.

The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reported the worst storm damage in the county occurred near Missouri 125 between Highway 194 and Highway AD. Greene County residents needing to report damage from the storms can do so by calling 417-869-6040.

“Many people’s lives have been disrupted because of the storms, due to injuries, significant damage to home and power outages McClure said. “We would like to extend our sympathies to our neighbors who have been affected and offer our support.”

“We appreciate the work of first responders and the overall helpful spirit of the people of the Ozarks, including the many nonprofit organizations that have stepped in to help,” McClure said.

OEM has established a Volunteer Coordination Center to help residents affected by the storm. Volunteers are stationed at Fellowship Bible Church in Rogersville and mobilized to help with debris management, specifically the safe organization and placement of debris materials by type: appliances and electronics, vegetation and structure/construction materials.

For those wishing to serve as a volunteer, you will need to wear jeans or work pants (no shorts), closed-toed shoes and have work gloves. Contact 417-755-0913 or 417-755-0614 for more information.

If you are able to remove the debris materials on your own, you are encouraged to do so safely. To request volunteer assistance, call 417-755-0913 or 417-755-0614. The Volunteer Coordination Center will prioritize assistance by severity of damage and greatest need.


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For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-380-3352 or cscott@springfieldmo.gov



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