Residents Rush To Get Ahead Of Rising Floodwaters - WIBW

19:57 Jun 26 2011 rockport, mo

Rockport, MO

Another Missouri River levee has failed in northwest Missouri, prompting evacuations in a mostly rural area of the state.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Thursday night after a levee about three miles north of Brownville, Neb. failed. The extent of the damage to the levee wasn't immediately clear.

Atchison County officials ordered anyone living in the area between Interstate 29 and the river in the county to evacuate.

Among the volunteers sandbagging levees on Friday was Raymond Page.

"All of these farmers are trying to do what they can," said Page, who started sand bagging at 7 a.m. Friday. "We'll probably be doing this all weekend. We're trying to help people save what they can save."

The area impacted is mostly rural, but the National Weather Service said the flooding could affect Phelps City, Watson and Langdon, Mo.


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