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Crews across mid-Missouri prepare for weather

Agencies across mid-Missouri are preparing for Tuesday’s severe weather.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch at 3:43 a.m. Tuesday morning until Thursday at 7:00 a.m.

Flash Flood Watch issued April 30 at 3:43AM CDT until May 2 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS St Louis MO

— Joint Communications (@BCJC911) April 30, 2019

Boone County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Tom Hurley said they are monitoring the weather and providing information to partner agencies.

“While we are never sure where severe weather may strike during these types of events, our office is prepared to monitor local conditions and increase staffing if and when an event may occur,” Hurley said.

Lissie Wade from Columbia Water & Light said staff is on-call in case of potential power outages.

“We have staff on call and ready to report in the case of a power outage. If residents experience a power outage, they should report the outage at (573) 875-2555,” Wade said.

Columbia Public Works spokesperson Barry Dalton said the department will continue normal operations and also have people on-call to respond to reports of flooding or debris on the road.

Jefferson City crews are also monitoring the potential for severe weather and said they are prepared.

Jefferson City Public Works said, “We monitor forecasts and we have people on call 24/7.”

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