Grafton

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Brian Kelly
November 04, 2019 - 9:36 am
GRAFTON, Ill. (KMOX) — As it continues recovering from the losses caused by the spring and summer flooding, Grafton has a new attraction it's hoping will keep the tourists coming into the winter. It's the long-awaited Sky Tour at Aeries Resort, which finally opened on Friday after months of flood-...
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Maria Keena
October 03, 2019 - 9:21 am
GRAFTON, Ill. (KMOX) — Frustration in Grafton, Illinois after the mayor is told, there's no federal assistance coming for individual residents and businesses. Mayor Rick Eberlin has appealed the decision but tells KMOX's Maria Keena there are residents and businesses still displaced by the flooding...
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Alton, Illinois flooding
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July 29, 2019 - 12:56 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Weather officials say the Mississippi River has fallen below flood stage in two badly-affected southwestern Illinois cities for the first time in months. The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services says the river measured below flood stage in Alton and...
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(Brian Kelly, KMOX)
July 02, 2019 - 11:37 am
GRAFTON, Ill. (KMOX) - Many Metro East communities are racing to clean up as water from the second-highest flood in recorded history is finally receding. They're trying to beat the crowds and tourists who are expected to visit for the holiday weekend. LOOK: NASA shows side-by-side comparison photos...
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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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Brian Kelly
May 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
WEST ALTON, MO (KMOX) - The latest flood predictions have officials in riverside communities shaking their heads and planning for the worst. According to the National Weather Service, the Mississippi River is expected to rise another two feet before cresting early next week. The river is expected...
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Brian Kelly
May 17, 2019 - 1:00 pm
GRAFTON, Ill. (KMOX) — For the first time in weeks the Mississippi River dropped below major flood level in Grafton Friday morning, and while cleanup efforts are just getting started, the city will take some time Saturday to throw a party. The block party is going to be held from 1 to 5 p.m., and...
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(Jersey County, Ill. Sheriff's Office)
April 02, 2019 - 8:53 am
GRAFTON, Ill. (KMOX) - A Jersey County, Ill. Sheriff's Deputy is being hailed as a hero after rescuing an 83-year-old man who was trapped in his car in waist-high floodwater early Sunday afternoon. Sheriff Mike Ringhausen tells KMOX, Deputy Justin Decker saw the man who had driven into the water...
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Brett Blume
December 27, 2018 - 12:02 pm
ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) — If you're driving anywhere near the Great River Road in the coming days and weeks, keep your eyes peeled! That's because the bald eagles will soon be flocking back to our area for their winter respite from the colder weather up north. "As the waters in the far north freeze,...
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