Okay folks, President Obama has ok'd a federal emergency declaration for Missouri, adding that state to the already approved requests for Kentucky and Arkansas.
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Here is a comment posted on the story page: John says-
"Hornersville Mo and the rural area in lower southeast Mo has been very hard by the recent ice storm. There a lot of elderly people there with no heat or electricity. Many roads are blocked by fallen poles and trees and most lines across roads.
Many are not able to get out to get somewhere else and do not have resourses to buy generators for electricity. A disaster has been declared but no help has come. It has been 4 days for these people. Help is going to be too late if someone doesn't start doing somthing fast."
Folks, you can't wait for the government to come to your rescue. Situations like what has happened in Mo, Ky and AR happened here in southern Illinois too. Not as bad here as there but we still spent a few days iced in ourselves. Some in the most southern counties are still out of power here too. Please, start preparing for yourselves. Stock up on the things that will keep you safe and warm thru events like what just happened.
Stock these things for your family-
an alternate light source
an alternate heat source
an alternate cooking source
extra misc things you might run out of like toothpaste, toilet paper, etc
extra medicines your family requires
And please don't forget about your pets. They need food and water too!
Stay safe and warm and keep prepping!