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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., continues to look for ways to help flood victims


June 4, 2019 


Contact: Angie Jeffries

(816) 881-3085

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. continues to look for ways to help flood victims


The County Executive is receiving updated information from Sheriff Forté on flood conditions in Eastern Jackson County daily. A recovery plan will be put into place after the water recedes and County officials along with the Sheriff’s Office are able to assess conditions.

“I want to thank the Sheriff, first responders and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to support the people of Levasy. I urge everyone to monitor weather forecasts, don't take warnings lightly, and take the necessary steps to keep themselves and their families safe. We are experiencing unprecedented weather patterns and the threat is not yet over." Jackson County Executive, Frank White, Jr said.

To keep citizens updated on shelters, volunteer coordination and flood information Jackson County is dedicated to updating their website and social media. At this time the Red Cross has opened a shelter at The United Methodist Church, 109 S. Hudson St., Buckner, MO 64016


Citizens are reminded to always be careful around flooded areas and understand the risks floodwater poses.

  • Standing water can carry infectious diseases and hide hazards, including road damage, glass, and sewage.
  • Storm drains can create an extremely dangerous situation for anyone caught in the current.
  • Avoid walking through floodwater and keep children from playing in it.
  • Never attempt to drive over flooded roads.

 To stay up to date on flood conditions please visit or follow the County Executive, Jackson County, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Forté on Twitter.

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