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Flash flood warning issued for Crestwood, Affton, Mehlville, east St. Louis County and Illinois

The South County area saw heavy rain and flash flooding June 26, 2019. The downpour led to flash flooding at Whitecliff Park near Gravois Creek in Crestwood, and the Crestwood Fire Department had to rescue one man who had become stranded due to the flooding. The rescue operation was timely since the Fire Department conducted water rescue training at Whitecliff Quarry in May. Photos courtesy of the Crestwood Fire Department.

August 12, 2020

Even as some South County residents wait for their electricity to be restored after powerful storms Monday, the National Weather Service of St. Louis said flash floods are likely Wednesday in areas of St. Louis County including Crestwood, Affton and Mehlville, along with the areas of Illinois closes...

Crestwood continuing as normal for now after pandemic, flooding

Crestwood City Hall

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

The city of Crestwood has survived a pandemic and a flood in the last year, and so far, city operations are continuing as normal. But some big decisions are still to come on how to balance this year’s budget since the city relies mostly on sales taxes, which have plummeted during the county and state’s...

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...

Engineer who worked on flood walls wants to clarify misconceptions

Letters to the editor

October 9, 2019

Letters to the Editor To the editor: As a civil engineer who was project manager on three levees or flood walls along the Missouri River or a tributary prior to 1993, not one of those failed in 1993. Therefore, I would like to clarify a misconception that is widely believed. First, a 100-year or 500...

Water main break damages City Hall in Crestwood; cleanup to last weeks

Photo courtesy of Crestwood Mayor Grant Mabie.

August 13, 2019

A water main break at Watson Plaza Drive last week led to a boil advisory for Crestwood and Sunset Hills, and caused significant damage to Crestwood City Hall. A 20-inch Missouri American Water main adjacent to Crestwood City Hall broke Aug. 10, causing significant flooding into the building. The main se...

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 ...

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 ...

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