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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - Dardenne Creek in the St. Peters area was rising fast Friday after a day of soaking rains. It was expected to crest at about 23 feet Friday. The potential of major flooding had a lot of residents worried about their homes.

"We moved everything out of our basement and put it in a trailer on higher ground," Eugene Conoyer said. "We just hope it stops raining."

Conoyer said this is the third time he has had to pack up everything in his basement to avoid flood water.

"In 1993 we had a few feet in the house, and in 2008 we had several inches," he said. "We are just hoping none gets in this time."

Dardenne Creek is filled with broken tree branches and other debris, which is also causing residents some concern.

"It could just make a huge mess of things," Conoyer said.

Authorities said the creek was four feet above flood stage, which is 16 feet, at about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

They also said they were monitoring the Mississippi River.

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