Consolidated North County Levee

Warning sirens blared in West Alton Monday night as 590 residents were advised to evacuate because of a levee breach in northeastern St. Charles County. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Saturated Levees Creating Unease for Missouri Riverfront Towns

The National Weather Service says there are multiple spots of potential failures along that levee between Portage Des Sioux and West Alton.


Dozens of families scramble to pack up before their homes are swamped by the Mississippi River after a levee breach in West Alton. (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

New Levee Breach Affecting West Alton

There’s been two breaches in the Consolidated North County Levee within 24 hours and water is expected to swamp a wide area by nightfall.


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