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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:14 am | Updated: 8:10 am, Fri Apr 12, 2013.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after a system of strong storms caused damage around St. Louis and other parts of Missouri.

The governor's office said that Wednesday's severe weather had caused damage in the St. Louis region and power outages in southern Missouri. Nixon has activated the state emergency operations plan, which allows state agencies to directly coordinate with local officials to provide emergency services.

Nixon plans to survey storm damage Thursday and meet with local officials. The governor's office cancelled a news conference about Medicaid scheduled for Thursday at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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