Rain brings more flooding in Missouri

Updated: 2013-04-27T23:19:08Z


The Kansas City Star

No one in the Kansas City area is complaining about the rain.

After the drought last year, the parched trees, grass, flowers and other vegetation can use the moisture. But on the eastern side of the state, people wish the rain would stop.

Sure they remember last year’s drought, too. But the heavy downpours now also remind them of the flooding that occurred in many parts of the Midwest two years ago.

North of St. Louis in Grafton, Ill., people through Friday will endure the worst of flooding along the Mississippi River, CNN reports. The Coast Guard also reports that parts of the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi rivers were closed to recreational boats because of debris in the water and fast currents.

Flood watches stretched south to Louisiana. Sandbagging operations were taking place in some towns along the river to try to hold back the water.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency last week after flash flooding hit some eastern parts of the state.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

Deal Saver Subscribe today!


The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here