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South County flooding victims are cleaning up, waiting for a disaster declaration

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. 8,000 feet of sandbag were put in place along the River des Peres to mitigate flooding of nearby homes in South County and south St. Louis city. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Although the flood waters along the River Des Peres have receded, residents in Lemay and other parts of South County are still trying to clean up the aftermath of near record-setting floods that affected the area this summer. On Aug....

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...

Trakas to hold town hall for flood victims today

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. 8,000 feet of sandbag were put in place along the River des Peres to mitigate flooding of nearby homes in South County and south St. Louis city. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 27, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County residents whose homes have been flooded by the recent round of Mississippi River flooding, especially in Lemay, will get an opportunity to learn about their options and resources at a town hall sponsored by County Counc...

Here are all the South County road closures caused by flooding

The intersection of River City Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road is closed after being submerged by flood waters from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, is expected to crest Saturday, June 8, at nearly 46 feet, about 4 feet lower than the record set in 1993. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 7, 2019

This is a breaking story and will be updated with new developments. St. Louis County and state officials are closing roads across South County due to near-record flooding along the Mississippi River this week. Some of the closures have been happening on and off since March as river waters rose. But ...

FLOODING: Mississippi River forecast to reach second-highest level; South County residents evacuated

County Executive Sam Page sandbags Tuesday in Bellefontaine Neighbors, with the help of volunteers.

June 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mississippi River will crest later than originally expected and at levels lower than the 1993 flood, but some South County residents have already been evacuated to an emergency shelter and others now have homes on “islands” cut off from ...

MoDOT closes River City Interstate 55 exit for flooding, sandbagging

MoDOT closes River City Interstate 55 exit for flooding, sandbagging

May 30, 2019

The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the Interstate 55 North exit to Carondelet and River City boulevards Thursday to allow for sandbagging efforts along the River des Peres. Crews closed Exit 202A at 6 a.m. so that sandbaggers could do their work. The highway exit ramp will not reopen ...

MSD proposes restarting ‘impervious fee,’ now with voter approval; Sullivan is on fence

Pictured above: A map of current identified, unfunded stormwater problems in St. Louis city and St. Louis County. MSD expects that they can resolve all current issues within the next 30 years if Prop S passes. Image courtesy of MSD.

March 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Voters in the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District will consider Proposition S for Stormwater to address local and regional flooding and erosion on the ballot Tuesday, April 2. If approved by voters, Prop S would give MSD a new service a...

MSD to hold info session on Prop S March 6

MSD to hold info session on Prop S March 6

March 1, 2019

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is proposing to tackle flooding and erosion by adding a new charge to the bill of every customer, including nonprofit entities and those with septic systems. The MSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously in December to place Proposition S for Stormwater on the ballot ...

MSD wants new stormwater fees in April election

MSD wants new stormwater fees in April election

February 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is proposing to tackle flooding and erosion by adding a new charge to the bill of every customer, including nonprofit entities and those with septic systems. The MSD Board of Trustees voted unani...

Revis’ time as legislator in 97th District short-lived; Coleman rides ‘red wave’ to win

Revis and Coleman

November 15, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Republican challenger Mary Elizabeth Coleman defeated Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, in his re-election bid last week for the 97th Missouri House District. Coleman won the district, which straddles South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, wit...

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