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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • First local weather emergency declared since record snow

  • For the first time since a record 22 inches of snow fell in Hannibal on Feb. 1, 2011, the city and Marion County both declared a Level 1 Emergency on Monday.
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  • For the first time since a record 22 inches of snow fell in Hannibal on Feb. 1, 2011, the city and Marion County both declared a Level 1 Emergency on Monday.
    The emergency was declared based on the forecast of from 6 to 12 inches overnight Monday and with much of last Thursday's almost 10 inches of snow still on the ground.
    "Most importantly it's telling the state of Missouri that we've obligated all our departments to removing snow and should we see a need we could be asking for some kind of mutual aid," said John Hark, emergency management director for the city of Hannibal and Marion County.
    By declaring an emergency, it also put the city and county in line for financial assistance should "any federal share of money" come available in the wake of the snow storm, according to Hark.
    While 8 inches of new snow fell in Hannibal between midnight and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Hark does not foresee any state assistance being required.
    "I think we're going to handle it," he said. "Unless something really goes bad like a power outage or something like that, I think we're going to be able to make it."

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