Flooding

Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

Pictured above: River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, was inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, was expected to crest the next Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South

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Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

Pictured above: The Telegraph Road bridge over the Meramec River may have been damaged by the flooding. Photo by Bill Milligan. 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,

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All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

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 Saturday. As flood waters recede into the Mississippi and Meramec rivers, animals as well

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Gephardt tours flood damaged area

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 Telegraph roads from the back yard of Jerry Sanders.

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Trade off: Flooding upsets life along Meramec

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 areas near the river say this

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Trakas to hold town hall for flood victims today

Pictured above: The Alabama Avenue Bridge, at the intersection of River City Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible as floodwater from the River des Peres continue to rise Thursday, May 30. Eight thousand feet of sandbags have been put in place along the River des Peres to mitigate flooding of nearby homes in South

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