Missouri Flooding Damage Assessments

1 decade 7 months 3 days ago Tuesday, May 15 2007 May 15, 2007 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:57:32 PM CDT May 15, 2007 in News
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BIG LAKE, Mo. (AP) - Damage assessments are under way in flooded counties after waters overtopped and breached dozens of levees last week. The water levels weren't as high as forecasters initially predicted, but still reached near-record levels in some areas. One death has been blamed on the flooding. A St. Joseph man had a heart attack May 6 while helping with evacuations. As water levels recede, a few roads remain closed, including stretches of US 65 and US 24. The worst damage was reported in the northwest Missouri community of Big Lake in Holt County, where as many as 475 homes were flooded. Holt County officials reported today that they are working with Big Lake to reestablish government. State officials are working to ship more tetanus shots to the area. In Livingston County, water was being rationed in the communities of Ludlow, Mooresville and Utica after a water line broke during the flooding. Authorities can't locate the broken line because it's covered with floodwater. Water remains in the water tower, but the supply is limited. State officials are working to get additional water to the area.

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