Missouri governor tours storm damage in Carl Junction


Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited the victims of the Wednesday night’s storms in Carl Junction Thursday afternoon.

The governor toured the Briarbrook Neighborhood and met with multiple families dealing with the destruction. He said with the Joplin tornado happening just eight years ago, he was moved to show his support of Southwest Missouri residents. The governor added moving forward he is going to do what he can at the state level to ensure the needs of the Briarbrook community are met.

“We’re here making sure everyone understands that we’re going to do our part from the state level, my part as the governor to make sure we have the resources they need to try to get through the healing process and get the debris cleaned up out of here, utilities back on, all the things we can do and we can help with from the state level we’re here to do it,” says Missouri Governor Mike Parson.

Governor Parson went on to thank first responders and emergency personnel for efforts Wednesday night. The governor also toured through Eldon, Missouri earlier Thursday morning as they also dealt with storm damage. And he phoned family members of the Golden City residents who lost their lives.

To watch his full interview, click here.

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