More than $73 million in federal aid has been approved so far to help Illinois communities hurt by April’s floods.
According to HomeInsurance.com, Missouri homeowners pay over $300 more each year than residents of Illinois and Iowa but $400 less than Oklahoma residents.
Forecasts call for the river to crest Tuesday at 34.5 feet, nearly four feet higher than April’s crest, but lower than earlier predictions.
The United States Coast Guard has restricted traffic on an upper potion of the Mississippi River just north of the St. Louis Harbor, Monday.
Lindbergh remains closed from Natural Bridge to Missouri Bottom Road.
Mississippi River to crest in Grafton Monday, Alton Tuesday.
Roads in Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, and Randolph Counties affected.
“When the prediction came to us in April, we built a wall with excess room at the top beyond what they suggested where the level might be,” Clarksville Mayor Jo Ann Smiley says.
At noon Thursday the Mississippi at St. Louis was 28.1 ft., less than two feet below the 30 ft. flood stage. By Saturday morning the river is expected to rise near 32.5 ft.
The National Weather Service is expecting the Mississippi at St. Louis to rise higher and crest a day later.