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alton flooding
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July 29, 2019 - 12:55 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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West Alton flooding along Mississippi River in Illinois
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July 16, 2019 - 10:28 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is urging residents to report flood damage to their county’s emergency management agencies. He says such action will increase the likelihood the state will qualify for federal disaster aid. According to the governor’s office, the state can qualify...
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flooded Mississippi Riverfront in St. Louis, Missouri 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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sandbagging
Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department
June 03, 2019 - 3:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) updated Wednesday p.m. — With rivers expected to crest this week at record levels, residents across the St. Louis region are anxiously sandbagging to strengthen levees and save their towns from further flood damage. RELATED: Floodwater closes hundreds of Illinois, Missouri roads,...
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Anheuser-Busch drinking water
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May 30, 2019 - 6:27 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than 150,000 cans of emergency drinking water to communities across Missouri and Oklahoma ravaged by flooding . The cans will come from distribution centers in Sedalia, Mo. and Muskogee, Okla. and be handed out locally by the American Red Cross...
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Alton, Illinois flooding
KFTK
May 30, 2019 - 1:21 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Madison County in southern Illinois has been declared a disaster area by its county board chairman. In making the announcement, the county is calling for the National Guard to aid in flood-fighting efforts. In proclaiming a disaster Wednesday, County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler...
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 flooded road closed
May 29, 2019 - 1:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP/KFTK) — Flooding has forced the closure of more than 300 roads throughout Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation said Wednesday that the closures include a 67-mile stretch of Interstate 29, from just north of St. Joseph to the Iowa border. Other major highways...
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(World Bird Sanctuary)
May 07, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Portage des Sioux, Mo. (KFTK) - In a flooded forest area north of St. Louis, a bady injured bald eagle was rescued from rising flood waters by the World Bird Sanctuary with the help of a local citizen. The World Bird Sanctuary posted photos of the rescue in Portage des Sioux, Mo. on its Facebook...
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