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Archive for Monday, June 13, 2011

Kansas cities brace for Missouri River flood

June 13, 2011

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— Kansas cities along the Missouri River continue to take precautions ahead of the rising river.

On Sunday, Leavenworth closed access to Riverfront Park Campground and the city's animal control facility. The flood waters were at 20.9 feet Sunday and expected to rise to 22.6 feet by Tuesday. At that level, the park will be inundated.

The water is forecast to reach 25.5 feet by the weekend, which will force Leavenworth to close a street near the animal shelter, waste water treatment plant and brush site.

Gov. Sam Brownback and state emergency management officials are flying Monday to Atchison and Elwood to see how those cities are prepared for the water.

All of the area has been sandbagging and taking precautions in what could be the worst flooding since 1993.

Comments

Keith 3 years, 7 months ago

Instead of going to Texas to pray for America, St. Sam should stay here and calm the flood waters of the Missouri.

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