Flooding on the Missouri

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:16 pm

Mandatory evacuation issued for city of Craig in northwest Missouri due to rising flood waters

HOLT COUNTY, MO (KCTV/AP) -- The city of Craig is issuing a mandatory evacuation due to rising flood waters.

The Holt County Sheriff's Office said if residents choose to stay, they need to go to City Hall or call 683-5412 to give their name and address if they should later need rescued.
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This comes after about 200 miles of levees were compromised — either breached or overtopped — in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. The flooding was blamed for at least three deaths.

"The levees are busted and we aren't even into the wet season when the rivers run high," said Tom Bullock, the emergency management director for Missouri's Holt County.

He said many homes in a mostly rural area of Holt County were inundated with 6 to 7 feet of water from the swollen Missouri River.
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The National Weather Service said the river was expected to crest Thursday in St. Joseph, at its third-highest level on record. Military C-130 planes were evacuated last week from nearby Rosecrans Air National Guard base.
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https://www.kctv5.com/news/mandatory-ev ... d30d1.html

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:18 pm

Interstate 29 north of St. Joseph closed because of flooding
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Interstate 29 closure at the Missouri/Iowa border has been extended farther south from Rockport, Missouri, to the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 north of St. Joseph because of flooding from the Missouri River.

I-29 is also closed in Iowa in both directions from Pacific Junction, Iowa, to the Missouri state line. The interstate is the major highway that connects Kansas City to Omaha and additional cities to the north.
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https://www.kmbc.com/article/interstate ... g/26838941

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:02 pm

Highway to Amelia Earhart Bridge in Atchison ‘expected to be covered within the hour’
Road closings and evacuations continue to impact areas in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri because of flooding from the Missouri River.

The city of Atchison, Kansas, said Thursday morning the highway to the Amelia Earhart Bridge is closed and is "expected to be covered within the hour."
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https://www.kmbc.com/article/people-in- ... g/26895753

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:05 pm

NOAA: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

'This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season'

Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's U.S. Spring Outlook issued Thursday.

According to the report, most of the country is favored to experience above-average precipitation this spring, increasing the flood risk.

“The extensive flooding we’ve seen in the past two weeks will continue through May and become more dire and may be exacerbated in the coming weeks as the water flows downstream,” said Ed Clark, director of NOAA’s National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk for flooding in their communities.”

“Portions of the United States – especially in the upper Mississippi and Missouri River basins, including Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa – have already experienced record flooding this year,” NOAA said in a statement.
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https://www.kmbc.com/article/today-in-h ... y/26894449

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:14 pm

Evacuated Craig residents emotional as Missouri River breaches levees
Laura Mutchler, a lifelong resident of Craig, has been through floods before in 1993 and 2011, but she said this one is different.

"This is the third time I've had to leave, but if water gets in my house, it'll be the first time," she said.
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https://www.kmbc.com/article/evacuated- ... s/26888119

Residents prepare as floodwaters expected to top levee near Bean Lake Thursday
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"Last night, they came and told us it was, like, 2 inches below the levee. 'You better get out.' And I'm, like, 'No, there ain't no water yet,'" Hooper said.
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https://www.kmbc.com/article/residents- ... y/26889541

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:26 pm

Missouri River Towns Face Deluge as Floods Move Downstream
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The Missouri River's next major flood crest was forecast to hit St. Joseph, Missouri, at 6 a.m. on Friday and Kansas City, Missouri, 55 miles (88 km) to the south, about 24 hours later, said Mike Glasch of the Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Homeowners and businesses across Leavenworth County, Missouri, where 81,000 people were under a flood warning on Wednesday, were placing sandbags around property as they have watched the river rise over the last few days, Kim Buchanan, the county’s deputy director of emergency management, told Reuters.
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A levee break prompted the evacuation of the small community of Craig, Missouri. Real estate agent Jamie Barnes said everyone in town had time to get out before it was flooded, and water was now flowing south through farmland toward communities such as Forest City, Forbes and St Joseph.

"There's just water as far as the eye can see, from bluff to bluff. In some places its five miles, in some 15," Barnes said by phone.
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But Bean said the kind of flooding hitting the Midwest is typically seen in June and July, after the final snow-melt and the spring rains.

“This is March, and we haven’t had the final snow melt,” he said. “We haven’t had the spring rains. The reservoir is full. They have got to get it empty.”
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https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles ... us-midwest

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:38 pm

Drone video of flooding in Craig, Mo. Residents say it may be worse than 1993

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/a ... 16554.html

Levee breached on east bank of Missouri River near Atchison

https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/k ... 28579.html

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:15 pm

Parson declares state of the emergency as floods force evacuations in northwest Missouri

https://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/ ... est_latest

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by flyingember » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:44 pm

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:02 pm

Waters recede on the Missouri River, but major flooding remains north of Kansas City
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In the Kansas City metropolitan area, the Missouri River at Parkville crested overnight at about 35 feet. By Sunday morning, it had dropped to 34.35 feet.

In Riverside, Missouri 9 remained closed Sunday in both directions because floodwaters covered the highway. The northbound lanes were closed at Northwest Briarcliff Parkway and the southbound lanes were closed at Riverway Boulevard. Northwest Tullison Road also was closed in that area.

In downtown Kansas City, the Missouri River crested about 34.4 feet and had fallen to 33.6 feet shortly before noon Sunday.
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https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/a ... 52239.html

KC Water asks residents to conserve while Missouri River remains murky from flood
Kansas City’s public water utility has asked residents to conserve water to help with the city’s challenge of treating Missouri River water that has been made murky by recent flooding.

Conserving water could help reduce the impact of flooding conditions on the treatment plant and help meet treatment needs, KC Water said in a news release Sunday. The city draws drinking water from the river.

The utility said there has been no confirmed biologic or virus contamination found in the water, but an alert concerning water quality it issued late Friday remained in effect Sunday.
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https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/a ... ted_inline

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by normalthings » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:16 pm

The river appears to be rising again. Parkville is back up near 35ft.

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:01 pm

State of emergency declared for Platte County because of flooding
A state of emergency has been declared in Platte County.

Platte County Presiding Commissioner Ron Schieber signed the emergency declaration just before 5 p.m. Friday after receiving updates from the sheriff and county emergency management director.

The Platte County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the Missouri River has overtopped significant portions of levees in the northwest portion of the county.
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https://www.kmbc.com/article/state-of-e ... g/26913699

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:04 pm

Drone footage from Park University shows extent of flooding in Parkville, Missouri

https://www.kmbc.com/article/drone-foot ... i/26949807

Water from Missouri River flooding is everywhere along Highway 9

https://www.kmbc.com/article/water-from ... 9/26935373

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by warwickland » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:53 am

the coast guard is considering closing st. louis harbor, which means the level is high enough to start backing up the missouri river.

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:24 am

Interstate 29 in southwest Iowa could remain closed until June

https://www.kmbc.com/article/interstate ... h/27126616

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Wed May 29, 2019 5:38 pm

Interstate 29 is closed — again — due to flooding in Iowa, Missouri
Portions of Interstate Highway 29 in Iowa and Missouri, as well as other major highways in the southwest corner of the state, have closed for the second time this year because of flooding.
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The interstate is also closed from the Missouri state line south to St. Joseph.
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https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story ... 269363001/

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by shinatoo » Wed May 29, 2019 8:11 pm

At some point they are going to have to move the highway out of the flood plain. This is just going to get worse
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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by tskev » Fri May 31, 2019 10:38 am

I drove to Lincoln Saturday morning for a wedding and back to KC Sunday afternoon. The water was up to the edge of the road for miles. Pretty sad to see all of that flooding.

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Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Post by FangKC » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:48 pm

More rain this week in Kansas City area; Missouri river flooding continues
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Flooding in eastern Jackson County has closed a portion of U.S. 24 highway east of the town of Levasy, according to authorities. The flooding came after two levees serving the eastern part of the county along the Missouri River were breached Saturday.
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https://www.kansascity.com/weather/arti ... 97298.html

Video showing Kaw Point.

https://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/ ... ted_inline


U.S. 24 closed by flooding in eastern Jackson County, businesses damaged
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“(U.S. 24) outside of Levasy completely underwater and impassable both directions,” the sheriff wrote in a post shortly before 10 a.m.

The flooding came after two levees serving the eastern part of the county along the Missouri River were breached Saturday, causing an evacuation of families from Levasy, a town of fewer than 100 people east of Buckner.
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https://www.kansascity.com/news/weather ... ted_inline
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