Jay Nixon QuotesJeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 55th Governor of Missouri from 2009 to 2017 as a member of the Democratic Party. Nixon was first elected Governor in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.
Clearly we’re in historic times here. We have – one of the tributaries of the Mississippi River is a river called the Merrimack. And the crest areas there – they’re going to be a number of feet, 2, 3, 4, over what they were in ’93 or ’82. And on the Mississippi River itself, down below St. Louis, we’re still projecting a couple of feet over that historic number. So the bottom line is there’s a significant amount of water that’s causing evacuations and challenges throughout that whole area.
So we have a tremendous amount of water where the two greatest rivers in North America meet. And then all of the tributaries from the various areas come in there also. It’s also highly populated. So we’re working a number of water rescues. We’re working extremely hard to keep people safe and make sure that we’re keeping the rule of law and keep people warm. It’s been pretty cold.