Ongoing community sandbagging efforts aim to protect Lincoln County communities

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated.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.

ELSBERRY, Mo. – Lincoln County residents have been on alert since the first spring flood forecast came out and now plans are once again are being put into action.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest at Winfield at 36.9 feet on Saturday. That’s 13 feet above flood stage and dangerously close to topping the levees there.

In Elsberry, volunteers have been filling sandbags; over a thousand on Thursday alone. It’s a real community effort, with folks from the local Providence Bank and students with Future Farmers of America stepping in to help. Those sandbags are already being put to work, shoring up levees and protecting at-risk roads.

Officials are hopeful the fast-moving crest will minimize the impact of this flood event.

The Cuivre River is also out of its banks. They are watching that closely since Old Monroe is hosting its bicentennial this Saturday.

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.

Popular

Latest News

More News