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Kehoe to visit southeast Missouri to assess storm damage

File photo of the State Capitol
File photo of the State Capitol


Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will head to southeast Missouri on Tuesday to assess damage caused by storms that occurred throughout the weekend, according to a Monday press release from the governor’s office.

Kehoe was announced as the acting governor on May 17 as Gov. Mike Parson leads a trade mission delegation in Italy. He will serve as the acting governor until Tuesday, June 4, according to a previous press release. The trade mission lasted from May 18-25, but Parson and first lady Teresa Parson are taking personal time through June 4, according to the May 17 release.

Monday’s release states that Kehoe will be joined by State Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Remillard and other staff members from the governor’s office. Monday’s press release states that Kehoe’s visit will be primarily focused on the Sikeston area, which includes Scott and New Madrid counties. A storm-related fatality was reported in the area, the release says.

Storm damage was reported in the area and a large amount of power outages was reported on the outage maps on Ameren’s and Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives’ website.

As of Monday evening, there were 3,985 Ameren customers in Stoddard County without power. AMEC’s map shows  1,426 electric customers in Stoddard County were without power, 1,224 of which were SEMO Electric Cooperative customers, while Ozark Border Electric Cooperative made up 201.

New Madrid County had 1,052 outages for Ameren customers and 553 outages for SEMO Electric customers

Ameren’s map shows 978 Scott County customers didn’t have power while 67 SEMO Electric customers didn’t have power. Butler County had 1,265 outages for Ozark Board Electric Cooperative customers, while 2,479 customers of that same company had outages reported in Ripley County.

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