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Ozarks Faces Flooding Threat

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Hurricane Ike is expected to make landfall tonight in parts of Texas and Louisiana. Within hours, the Ozarks will begin feeling the storm's impact locally. KSMU's Alvin Chen reports.

The effects of the monster storm will mean significant rainfall for the Ozarks this weekend.

Kelsey Angle is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service-Springfield.

Shea Lane is the homeland security specialist for the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management. He reminds local residents to keep updated on weather announcements and stay alert.

Lane also says the Office of Emergency Management is keeping watch on the approaching storm system and it's prepared to take emergency steps.

According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest rain is likely to fall from Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.

For KSMU News, I'm Alvin Chen.