PERRYVILLE, Missouri – The governor visited the Southeastern Missouri community of Perryville on Wednesday, hours after vehicles were tossed from Interstate 55 and one person died. 10 others were injured and 10 homes were damaged in the city near Moore Drive.

“I went to Perryville earlier today. I wanted to share some of what we saw there.

You can look at a situation like this and see people who suffered, people who have lost everything. And the damage from this tornado was real and serious. We can’t ignore that, and we will do what is in our power to help these communities rebuild.
But what we also saw was a resilient community. We saw neighbors helping each other, comforting one another, and beginning to put things back together.

Out of our suffering can come strength—and the people of Perryville are setting an example for all Missourians about how this community and this state stands strong in the face of disaster and difficulty,”  Governor Eric Greitens said.

In 2015, the Missouri National Guard was called into Perry County in response to the threat of winter flooding and to man Mississippi levees that were in danger of breaching. The river topped on January 1 at 45.99 feet, almost 4 feet below the predicted level due to levee breaches to the north.

Perryville is a city in Perry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,225 at the 2010 census. Perryville is the county seat of Perry County. – Wikipedia