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- May 22, 2019 — Sandbagging underway in Rocheport. Source: ABC KMIZ 17. Summary: Officials, residents and volunteers are sandbagging to prevent flooding. The report notes the Missouri River is expected to crest 2 feet above flood stage at the end of May.
- May 22, 2019 — City unveils new real-time data portal. Source: Columbia Missourian. Summary: The city has made it easier to find information on its website. Historic information available includes a brick streets pdf, an interactive searchable map of historic Notable Properties, and other goodies. The searchable map is a bit tricky to make it work. For me, I had to hit refresh to get it to come up. Then on the left, you search the kind of property you want to see, house, school or cemetery. It then displays some very complete information.
- May 21, 2019 — Update: Gov. Parson declares state of emergency in Missouri due to severe weather. Source: Columbia Missourian. Summary: Heavy rain leads governor to declare an emergency.
- May 21, 2019 — Airshow canceled as Missouri River rises again after rains. Source: Columbia Daily Tribune. Summary: The Salute to Veterans Airshow set to be held in Jefferson City on Monday, May 27, 2019, Memorial Day, has been canceled due to flooding. The event was moved to Jefferson City due to maintenance work at the Columbia Regional Airport.
- May 20, 2019 — Racial disparity declines slightly, according to Columbia’s 2018 traffic stop data. Source: Columbia Missourian. Summary: “Of 16,707 drivers pulled over last year, 29.13 percent were black; the disparity index for black drivers was 2.29, down from 3.28 in 2017.”