“No system could’ve handled Tuesday’s rain,” says Lance LaComb, spokesman for the Metropolitan Sewer District.
The river rose sharply in late June and early July due to heavy rains in the upper Midwest.
Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic that they’ll soon emerge from this year’s flood with relatively minor damage.
The Illinois Department of Transportation have closed down 100 and set up a detour involving Route 3, Highway 109, and Highway 16.
The 340-mile long race, which starts in Kansas City and finishes in St. Charles, will now be held August 12-15.
Tom Thompson, the mayor of Grafton, says his city is open for business, despite flooding along the Mississippi River.
The call continues to go out for volunteers to help with sandbag work in Louisiana, Missouri.
Report: Low areas near Buffalo Creek covered with water
Approximately 50 Missouri Department of Corrections offenders will arrive in Clarksville Saturday morning
As Mississippi River swells, some residents are filling old sandbags themselves.