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Clarksville, Missouri Scrambles To Sandbag

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Photo via Twitter feed of Casey Nolan/KSDK

Photo via Twitter feed of Casey Nolan/KSDK

CLARKSVILLE, MO (KMOX) - The majestic river town of Clarksville, Missouri needs your help.

Rapidly rising water caused an immediate need for people to fill sandbags Thursday morning.

Mayor Jo Anne Smiley said the flood stage at Lock and Dam 24 is 25 feet but the the river level quickly rose to over 27 feet by early Thursday afternoon.

“We’re anticipating 32 [feet] in the morning and what that means to Clarksville, at 32 feet Front Street of Clarksville has water and at that point we can’t continue to build. We have to have a wall or a defense, a protection, done,” she said.

Smiley said that means they have hours, not days to construct a wall.

If you are interesting in helping to sandbag, you should report to Front Street in Clarksville. AmeriCorps has set up a volunteer center across the street from City Hall.

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