Mississippi River

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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Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

Pictured above: During a mock rescue in 2018, Mehlville firefighter and drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim’ using the district’s small drone. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District will soon be one

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Mehlville Fire unveils new rescue boat with rescue drill

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District unveiled its new rescue boat this summer, an upgrade that should lead to safer and easier rescues along the district’s 21 miles of river shoreline from Sunset Hills to Oakville. The new $35,000 boat is not inflatable like the district’s past boats and is

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Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to purchase a rescue boat at a cost of over $35,000. Chief Brian Hendricks recommended the board approve the purchase of the rescue boat from Troutt & Sons Inc. of St. James at a cost of $35,135. “… We service approximately 21 nautical

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