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June 11, 2019 - 12:34 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — With the crest past, now the accountants are adding up the cost of fighting the flood this spring in St. Louis. City Operations Director Todd Waelterman says it's not cheap to fight a flood of this magnitude. "I'm sure that the city's costs are going to exceed $1 million,"...
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Megan Lynch
June 09, 2019 - 11:11 am
Alton, IL (KMOX) - Alton officials hope to have some relief after the Mississippi River crests there today. "But once the waters recede we'll have another challenge, " points out Alton Public Works Director, Robert Barnhart, "water levels have been up now for some time now, two to three weeks now,...
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June 08, 2019 - 12:21 pm
St. Charles County, MO (KMOX) - Portage des Sioux and West Alton residents are waiting for the Mississippi to crest so the cleanup can begin. Captain Chris Hunt, Director of St. Charles County's Regional Emergency Management tells KMOX Radio about half the area's residents have left since levees...
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June 08, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Monroe County, IL (KMOX) - Officials are closely watching saturated levees in Monroe and Randolph Counties. In a facebook post the Monroe County Sheriff says levee districts are working to shore up a levee just south of the Monroe County line, in the area of Fort de Chartres and Prarie du Rocher...
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Cardinals fans in rain
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June 04, 2019 - 12:57 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) updated 7:15 p.m. — The Cardinals game against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium will start with a rain delay — how long of a delay is to be determined. 6:45 p.m. update: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the area of Farmington, Park Hills and Bonne Terre...
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Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department
June 03, 2019 - 2:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) updated Thursday p.m. — With rivers expected to crest this week at record levels, residents across the St. Louis region are anxiously sandbagging to strengthen levees and save their towns from further flood damage. RELATED : Floodwater closes hundreds of Illinois, Missouri roads,...
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Tom Franklin
June 03, 2019 - 2:32 am
WINFIELD, Mo. (KMOX) — The Pin Oak Levee near Winfield has breached, and residents near the levee are being urged to evacuate. The levee in Lincoln County overtopped at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Then, it breached Sunday afternoon. Jim Sharp with the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency told...
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Valmeyer, Illinois sandbagging
Derik Holtmann/Belleville News-Democrat via AP
May 31, 2019 - 2:41 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — About 200 Illinois National Guard members have been deployed along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers to assist with flood and levee monitoring. Noting Thursday that many rivers in Illinois are flooded, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says there’s a multi-agency effort underway to...
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May 30, 2019 - 6:19 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than 150,000 cans of emergency drinking water to communities across Missouri and Oklahoma ravaged by flooding . The cans will come from distribution centers in Sedalia, Mo. and Muskogee, Okla. and be handed out locally by the American Red Cross...
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