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

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

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