Four years since being swamped when the federal government blasted three holes in a Mississippi River levee, the tiny southeast Missouri community of Pinhook has been turned into a footnote by bulldozers.
The Red Cross has provided contacts for physical and mental health professionals as recovery continues.
The conditions are rated “good to excellent” for only 55 percent of the corn and 47 percent of the soybeans.
Edwardsville’s Gateway Commerce Center, next to the Missouri River in Earth City, Missouri, is built to the 500 year level, even though it’s in a 100 year flood plain.
Arrighai says since West Nile Virus is endemic to Missouri, St. Louis city no longer tests for it “because we know it’s here.”
A nearby hospital was also evacuated when water entered the building.
Near the end of the wettest June on record in St. Louis, Hunn is monitoring river levels with a wary eye on some of the lesser levees that protect farms and towns, from St. Charles to Clarksville.
Area motorists finding high water stranding their cars.
Sandbagging possible north of St. Louis, not likely here.
The Cuivre River was falling in northeast Missouri, the Meramec near St. Louis was at crest, and the Mississippi River south of St. Louis was expected to reach its high point on Tuesday.