Gov. Nixon to survey Lincoln County flood damage

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A water logged Lincoln County is looking to the skies and hoping for a weekend without more rain. The water is receding across the county, but roads are still closed, and some people can't stay in their homes. The governor is heading there to survey the damage on Saturday.

Gov. Jay Nixon and members of his emergency management team will travel to two flood-impacted communities in Lincoln and Pike counties on Saturday. The Governor has directed the Missouri State Emergency Agency (SEMA) to provide resources to Clarksville.

Flash flooding was a major problem in this area. There were at least five breaks on the levee in town at Bob's Creek. In the Winfield area, as much as 8 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period, leading to the overtopping of creek levees, water rescues of more than 30 people, and flooding of Main Street/Highway 79 that affected businesses and homes.

The Winfield Fire Department had 22 calls and 17 rescues. No injuries. But the department and all of its crew is worn thin.

The Governor will be in Clarksville at 10am on Saturday and in Winfield at 12:15pm.