Spring’s continuous, heavy rainfall in Missouri means flooding, severe flooding. It has rained (poured in many areas) for several days, and will continue on Sunday (April 30, 2017). It looks like we may get a break on Monday and Tuesday, but then the wet stuff returns on Wednesday and Thursday. Hopefully the forecasters get it wrong.
Missouri has a history of flooding throughout the entire state. With so many rivers running through Missouri, flooding is inevitable and a way of life for many. Flooding has affected almost all of us during our lives at one time or another, if not directly with friends and family. To give you an idea of the number of rivers that flow through our state here is a river map.
I lived in a flood plain for several years, stayed awake during heavy rain, never got flooded, though it had in the past (before we bought the house). We sold the house then moved to higher ground. That house is no longer there…….. government bought it out, its vacant lot, or a little park now. Currently live in St. Charles/St. Peters area, just a few minutes from the Missouri River. Went to Hollywood Casino tonight; right near the Missouri River, crossed a couple of bridges to get there, the river is up and rising.
At this moment there are areas experiencing flooding, other areas they know its coming in the next day or two………roads and highways (interstates included) are closing. Property will be damaged, repairable for the most part; but lives will be lost….
We’ll survive, we always do!