Around 10 a.m. Sunday, a little girl was approached by a man in his 30s who told her to “come here.” She then ran to a nearby church.
“It held up to its level of protection and then once it overtopped then the soil couldn’t handle the erosive forces of the water,” Project Manager Matthew Hunn said.
Nearly $1.5 million in tornado, flood damage in St. Charles County alone.
Nixon was heading to St. Charles County on Friday for an aerial look at the high water and the condition of levees.
The National Weather Service says there are multiple spots of potential failures along that levee between Portage Des Sioux and West Alton.
The Mississippi at Alton crested yesterday at 34.38 ft. but it will remain high for several days.
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.
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.
“Don’t let anybody tell you they aren’t worried,” says one farmer.