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House reps tour flood sites, listen to public

Friday, July 1, 2011

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Members of the Missouri House of Representatives' Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery take pictures of the spillway at the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway on Thursday. Here, they see a home that was swept about 1,000 feet from its foundation, as well as how the waters changed the land.
(Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff)
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SIKESTON -- Members of the Missouri House of Representatives' Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery listened for over four hours Thursday in Sikeston as the public voiced their opinions on how the state can aid them in recovering from recent flooding.

"What we've learned today is there needs to be better communication at all levels -- between federal, state and local," said Rep. Shane Schoeller, chair of the Interim Committee. "They also need to act quickly before and after a disaster and we need road maps of how to proceed after a disaster occurs."

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