West Alton

Photo: St. Charles County Police

Suspicious Activity Reported in St. Charles County

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.

03/17/2014

West Alton

Army Corps: Breached Alton Levee ‘Held The Way It Was Supposed To’

“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.

07/02/2013

6/7/13-Governor Jay Nixon (back to camera) listens as local government leaders and levee district officials describe the damage done during last Friday's tornado outbreak, as well as the recent flooding. Nixon told local authorities that the St. Louis region is "nearing a trigger", meaning the minimum threshold that must be met to qualify for federal disaster aid. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Nixon Gets Bird’s Eye View Of Local Storm Damage; Pledges Disaster Aid

Nearly $1.5 million in tornado, flood damage in St. Charles County alone.

06/07/2013

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)

Gov. Nixon To Survey Flooding in West Alton

Nixon was heading to St. Charles County on Friday for an aerial look at the high water and the condition of levees.

06/07/2013

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.

06/05/2013

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)

Flood Wall Constructed in Alton; Several Roads Still Closed

The Mississippi at Alton crested yesterday at 34.38 ft. but it will remain high for several days.

06/05/2013

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.

06/04/2013

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday night at 39.8 feet, which is nearly 10 feet above flood stage. (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Residents of West Alton Advised to Evacuate

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.

06/04/2013

John Stoltz in his back yard off Saale Road

Confluence Residents Watch and Wait along Missouri River Levee

“Don’t let anybody tell you they aren’t worried,” says one farmer.

06/13/2011

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