Flooding Closes Missouri Roads and Threatens to Top Levees

By |2018-10-12T13:25:23-05:00October 11, 2018 1:24 pm|State Headlines|0 Comments

(KDKZ-TV)Heavy rain across Missouri has caused river levels to spike, shutting down roads and threatening some homes and businesses in low-lying areas.

The Missouri River and other waterways are already flooding in the state’s northwest and the Mississippi River’s levels are rising fast, especially in the northeast of the state.

Parts of Missouri could get thunderstorms through today, which would add water to the river basins. But storms that might dump up to 2 inches of rain in parts of Wisconsin and Iowa could further swell rivers downstream and be of greater concern in Missouri.

Additional water would likely extend the duration of flooding, not worsen the crests.

The Mississippi is expected to reach flood stage Thursday in St. Louis and crest nearly 6 feet above flood stage on Monday.

© Dockins Broadcast Group. All rights reserved.

Share This Post, Choose Your Platform!

About the Author:

I joined News Channel 18 in May 2011 in the weather department as Chief Meteorologist. In January 2013, I assumed the roll of News Director. I started my career in 2003 in high school. I attended Farmington High School. While there, I was a student in Black Knight Television (BKTV), doing anything from camera work, to editing, producing and anchoring the weather. I attended Mineral Area College, University of Missouri – Columbia, Mississippi State University and Webster University. While attending college, I continued to help out with BKTV. In 2009, I interned at KOMU-TV, Columbia, Missouri’s NBC affiliate. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Danica and our daughters , Declynn and Danleigh. I can’t forget about our dog, Daisy. We rescued her in 2011. We also have a cat named Dolly. I am committed to giving you the most accurate information, whether it’s from my latest weather forecast, or a news story that could touch your heart. Contact me if you have any questions or a news idea.
Go to Top