Missouri River Flood Updates

June 21, 2011 by USA Post 

Missouri River Flood UpdatesMissouri River Flood Updates, Evacuations were ordered in Missouri and South Dakota, Nebraska while preparing for floods in the water levels in the region continues to increase, officials said. Widespread rains, heavy fell on Monday and predicted more on Tuesday over a significant portion of the Missouri River basin, U.S. Bruce Terry Hydrometeorological Prediction Center said.

The 300 residents of Craig, in northwest Missouri, have been given 48 hours to leave their homes as the waters topped levees several weekends and again on Monday, the Kansas City Star newspaper reported.

“With the failures of the levees, we will have water invading us immediately,” said project manager Terry Eaton. “There are seniors who need help, so now is the time to do it.”

In North Dakota, state officials issued flood warnings for all residents of the Souris River Valley in the face of the highest ever-recorded flood flows, the Minot (ND) Daily News.

The floods are expected to flood to a level Minot six feet two and a half meters higher than the catastrophic flood of 1969, the newspaper said.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered Monday to evacuate all areas of the city.

In Nebraska, USA Corps officials said there was no longer any sense to speak of “the amount of rain [Missouri] river can handle,” because it is out of its banks.

Up and down the river, the authorities have started to prepare for rain-related flooding Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald.

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