Some in Fenton trapped by high floodwaters

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FENTON, MO (KTVI) - Flood victims in the Fenton, Valley Park, and Eureka areas have a long way to go as they start the recovery process after the rising Meramec River ran them out of their homes.

However, some are doing what they can to help ease the pain.

The Manchester United Methodist Church is acting as a shelter for the Red Cross. The church has over out over 500 cleaning buckets to give out to victims. The church is also hoping to collect more than 1,000 cleaning buckets by the weekend. You can donate cleaning supplies to the church, located at 129 Woods Mill Road in Manchester.

Meanwhile, Sugarfire Smoke House is handing out free meals to emergency crews and people affected by the flood. Sugarfire will be handing out the meals on Thursday and Friday.

After the water is gone, crews have to check the stability of the highway before it opens back up. At this point, there's no word on exactly when it reopen to traffic.