The Russell family declined evacuation orders late Tuesday as Little Piney Creek overtopped its banks in downtown Newburg, Mo., located west of Rolla, Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, 2013. Gov. Jay Nixon ... more 
The Russell family declined evacuation orders late Tuesday as Little Piney Creek overtopped its banks in downtown Newburg, Mo., located west of Rolla, Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, 2013. Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri National Guard to help with flooding in south-central Missouri. The governor's office says 50 military policemen will help out in the affected areas. Nixon declared a state of emergency Tuesday after heavy rains caused flash flooding and at least one death in the Waynesville area. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed sections of Interstate 44 south of Rolla and U.S. 63 in Maries County after about 6 inches of rain fell Wednesday morning. Several homes were evacuated in the Phelps County town of Newburg. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) less 
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Thu, Aug 8, 2013 5:00 PM EDT