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Landlords, tenants must work together in flood aftermath

Second of a four-part series Thousands of Missourians are now living in apartments or houses that have been damaged by the flood of ’93. Carpets have been drenched; walls have been stained by water and mud; appliances have been ruined; and the smell of mildew or worse odors is everywhere. Neither landlords nor tenants caused

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Flood damage expected to cause legal problems for victims

First of a four-part series As the waters recede, the number of legal problems caused by the flood of ’93 will start to rise. A number of options can help reduce losses to homes damaged by flood water. Water may have ruined much of the house, but, unfortunately, the obligation to repay home mortgages remains.

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MHTD expects no problem with bridges

Greg Sauer, right, discusses the floods that caused thousands of dollars damage to his riverfront home with Congressman Dick Gephardt. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Bill Milligan News Editor State highway inspectors say they expect no threat to safety, or damage to bridges along the Meramec River once flooding subsides. Despite having been underwater and

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Flash flood claims six at Cliff Cave

Rescue crews await the arrival of cave experts as water rushes from Cliff Cave. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Bill Milligan News Editor Results of a police investigation into the death of four youths are expected today, according to St. Louis County Police Col. Ron Battelle. The investigation will determine if criminal prosecution is warranted

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Victims skeptical of federal flood relief proposals

Volunteers fought rising water as federal officials met to shape relief proposals. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Doug Rensch For the Call South county residents say President Bill Clinton’s flood relief proposal, the result of talks last weekend in Arnold, will not be enough to keep their heads above water. “It’s a ripoff,” said David

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MHTD will inspect bridges after flood

The Telegraph Road bridge over the Meramec River may have been damaged by the flooding. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Bill Milligan News Editor Highway officials said last week they will inspect five bridges along the Meramec River before reopening them to traffic after flooding recedes. Bridges at Telegraph, Lemay Ferry, Tesson Ferry and Old

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All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

From the air, much of St. Louis County looks the same — all wet. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Bill Milligan News Editor Experts are warning flood victims to use caution when returning to their homes after flood waters begin to recede. National Weather Service expects the Meramec, Missouri and Mississippi rivers to crest Saturday.

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