June 2019 flooding along Mississippi River in Grafton, Illinois
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July 16, 2019 - 10:25 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is urging residents to report flood damage to their county’s emergency management agencies. He says such action will increase the likelihood the state will qualify for federal disaster aid. According to the governor’s office, the state can qualify...
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Flooding in Portage des Sioux
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Alex Degman
July 14, 2019 - 5:30 pm
ST. CHARLES (KMOX) -- FEMA crews are out this week in St. Charles, Lincoln and Pike counties talking to residents affected by flooding. Disaster survivor assistance teams are going door to door looking for people who've experienced flood damage. "We want to speak with people face to face to learn...
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Brian Kelly
July 11, 2019 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON D.C. (KMOX) - Are efforts to save a couple of species of endangered birds and a large primitive fish contributing to the more frequent and destructive flooding along the Missouri River? The head of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association Tom Waters says, that's exactly what...
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July 10, 2019 - 4:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials say widespread flooding has cost an estimated $29 million in damages to roads and bridges, and dozens of other sites haven’t even been evaluated yet. Missouri Department of Transportation records presented during a Wednesday commission meeting show the...
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WEST ALTON, MISSOURI- JUNE 01: Floodwater from the Mississippi River rises up around homes on June 1, 2019 in West Alton, Illinois. The middle-section of the country has been experiencing major flooding since mid-March especially along the Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi Rivers. Towns along the Mississippi River have been experiencing the longest stretch of major flooding from the river in nearly a century. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
July 10, 2019 - 9:01 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — It's going to take up to $50 million to repair local levees on the Mississippi River after near historic flooding this year, that's just a drop in the bucket compared to what it's going to take to repair the levee systems along the Missouri River west of St. Louis and the...
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Fred Bodimer
July 01, 2019 - 2:12 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — This weekend brought many local residents back to their flood-damaged homes -- to begin the long process of clean up as the waters recede. One of the big questions some are having now is -- what can be saved and what should be thrown away? The director of the Missouri Poison...
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Alton, Illinois flooding
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June 28, 2019 - 11:15 am
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (AP) — Crews cleaning up southern Illinois roads that have been submerged for weeks under floodwaters are using fire hoses and snowplows to clear the roadways of mud, slime and debris. Illinois Department of Transportation Region 5 Operations Engineer Joseph Monroe tells the...
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Argosy Casino in Alton, Illinois flooded in June 2019
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June 25, 2019 - 1:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday. Heavier than normal snow melt in the late winter and frequent and heavy rains through the spring led to flooding...
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Gulf of Mexico
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June 11, 2019 - 2:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. "A major factor contributing to the large dead zone this year is the abnormally high amount of spring rainfall in many parts of the Mississippi River...
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