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Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, is expected to crest Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County residents affected by flooding could receive buyouts after St. Louis County filed for flood relief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Louis County filed in September seeking potential buyouts for 17 homes in the Lema...

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

October 1, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published July 22, 1993 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 Gravois roads are of primary int...

All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

September 19, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 15, 1993 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 Satur...

Gephardt tours flood damaged area

Gephardt tours flood damaged area

August 12, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published June 3, 1993 Congressman Richard Gephardt, D-MO., met with residents of flooded regions of the Meramec River Friday to discuss relief options and survey damages caused by recent floods. Gephardt met with residents along the Meramec between Lemay Ferry and ...

Trade off: Flooding upsets life along Meramec

Trade off: Flooding upsets life along Meramec

August 5, 2019

Photo caption: Residents of Club City have been boating home since rains began. Pictured above is Club City resident Ron Voyles. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published April 22, 1993 Life on the Meramec River can be beautiful, but even the most devout residents of...

Use caution when settling flood claims

September 2, 1993

Fourth of a four-part series The Missouri Bar Association urges flood victims who were asked by insurance companies to sign a release or waiver to use caution. Signing such documents may not be in a flood victim’s best interest, and only a lawyer can know for sure. Another time to consult a lawyer is wh...

MHTD opens Meramec bridges for traffic

Some motorists are using the Telegraph Road bridge over the Meramec River.

August 26, 1993

Some motorists are using the Telegraph Road bridge over the Meramec River. By Bill Milligan News Editor Bridges along the Meramec River have received a clean bill of health from highway departments and engineers, but at least one south county lawmaker is not satisfied with the process. During the f...

Get help settling flood damage claim

August 26, 1993

Third of a four-part series Anyone who suffered flood damage may be covered under homeowner’s, renter’s or car insurance policies. Even if victims are not sure their losses are covered, attorneys from the Missouri Bar Association urge them to file claims. When contacting an insurance company, mak...

Photo: Local children raise $58 for flood relief

Youths in Christopher Estates raised $58 for flood relief at a kool-aid stand last week. From left, Kelly Yehling, Jamie Cendroski, Danny Yehling, Matt Kersting, Neil Jones, Bill Kersting and Taylor Yehling.

August 19, 1993

Youths in Christopher Estates raised $58 for flood relief at a kool-aid stand last week. From left, Kelly Yehling, Jamie Cendroski, Danny Yehling, Matt Kersting, Neil Jones, Bill Kersting and Taylor Yehling.

Landlords, tenants must work together in flood aftermath

August 19, 1993

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 ...

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1993 Flood