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Governor Greitens activates National Guard in response to flooding

UPDATE: Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order Sunday to activate the National Guard in response to flash flooding across Missouri.

“Local first responders, the State Emergency Management Agency, Fire Mutual Aid, the Missouri National Guard, Missouri’s Task Force 1, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, including their swift water rescue teams, stepped into action and deployed resources in the areas expected to be hardest hit,” Greitens said at a press conference Sunday afternoon.

According to the governor’s office, rescue teams have performed 111 evacuations and 136 rescue operations across the state.

“Courageous, capable men and women have been operating in these dangerous conditions. Families trapped on the roofs of their homes due to rising water, drivers who lost control on flooded roads… lives have been saved by our first responders,” he said.

So far, two people have been killed in Missouri after being swept away in their cars by flood waters.

ORIGINAL: Governor Eric Greitens will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. to discuss the severe storms and flash flooding that have happened across the state.

Two people have died as a result of the flooding in Missouri.

The governor will be at the State Emergency Operations Center.

ABC 17 News will have crews there and will live stream the press conference at

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