Evacuations in Pacific after flooding set to shatter 1982 record

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

PACIFIC, MO (KTVI) - The projected crest in Pacific will shatter the flood record set there in 1982. There are evacuations underway Tuesday afternoon.

In 1982, the crest was 33.6 feet. The water came all the to train tracks on 1st Street. The projected crest Wednesday is more than 2 feet higher at 35.7 feet.

About half of old town Pacific already is underwater. About 300-400 homes and businesses have been evacuated. Old Route 66 into town, also called the 44 Business Loop, is underwater in two places.

The banks of the Meramec have long since disappeared. The water's edge continues to creep further and further into town. Authorities expect sandbagging through the night -- and another 400 or so evacuations.

FOX 2 Newsletters

Sign up for a newsletter from FOX 2 to get updates about news and weather. We offer daily headlines, breaking news, severe weather, and forecast emails.


Latest News

More News