The thunder and rain continue as the Missouri House swells with flood related legislation. Adam Levine reports from Jefferson City.
The House gave initial approval to a proposal which would create the Division of Flood Management. This division would implement floodplain management policies for counties without existing planning and zoning boards. Bill sponsor Gary Wiggins of Kansas City says he wants to make sure that smaller counties get federal flood insurance and are thus eligable for emergency relief. The bill also prevents money from state economic development programs to go towards property development on floodplains. House representative Charles Nordwald of Warrenton opposes the bill.
The bill faces one more vote in the House and then will return to the Senate floor.
From the State Capitol, I'm Adam Levine.