Gov. Nixon’s asked the White House for a major disaster declaration for the state of Missouri, because of the historic Missouri River flooding and severe weather that have affected the state since June 1. The Governor says the state’s been repeatedly hit destructive and deadly weather. He says the latest round of flooding and severe weather has damaged and destroyed homes, impacted businesses and saddled Missouri families with major expenses. Nixon says the declaration from President Obama will open the door for assistance to Missouri families and public agencies as they deal with the tremendous cost of responding to flooding and storm damage and work to rebuild communities and recover.