Levy Breaks Cause Disaster

1 decade 3 years 2 weeks ago Sunday, May 13 2007 May 13, 2007 Sunday, May 13, 2007 10:31:15 AM CDT May 13, 2007 in News

It looks like a lakehouse at L.T. Stephens' farm near Brunswick.

"We're still filling in, I'd say we've got a foot and a half til it fills in," said L.T. Stephens.

As the water levels rise and fall, the flooding is everything but a vacation.

"We use a mountain of sand, and sandbags and all the help we can find," said L.T. Stephens.

Around this small town levy breaks cause disaster. This one took only four hours before it filled most of Stephens' farmland. In town, water has taken the main highway. Levels dropped overnight, roads and farmland are filling in again.

"It goes down, it's on the road one minute, it's not. We are just worried. We're pulling together," said resident Timma Creason.

As the town pulls together, back on the Stephens' farm his son Brian pulls up to the house, in a way he never wants to, by boat.

"It's going to be a terrible expensive year for all of us," said Stephens.

Just this afternoon, the water at Stephens' farm is rising again, and the race is on to save whatever they can.

"I tell you there's a lot of wonderful people that come and help us and there's just no way to thank them individually," said Stephens.

To add to the disaster the pace has quickened on Stephens' farm. Water levels have jumped up and now residents are moving whatever they can to higher ground. Due to the river crests in Jefferson City, north near Brunswick, flooded areas are still seeing more water.The Stephens family says that they still plan to move to higher ground.

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