severe weather

Tour Boat Capsizes Near Branson
UPDATE: Investigators with the Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a duck boat accident that killed 17 people in southern Missouri. Coast Guard Petty Officer Lora Ratliff says the agencies are working “side-by-side” to determine what caused the Ride the Ducks boat to sink Thursday night in Table Rock Lake in the Branson area...
USDA Offers Advice on Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out
Power outages are a major concern when severe weather strikes. Extended periods without power - such as the outage many Hannibal residents faced last May after straight-line winds damaged much of the city - can lead to contamination of food stored in refrigerators and freezers. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, " Power outages from weather emergencies compromise the sa