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June 23, 2011FORTESCUE, MO | By: Harris
Northwest Missouri has encountered yet another levee breach due to the rising Missouri River.
As of 1:36 this after noon emergency management officials reported a significant levee breach and overtop along Levee #9 south of Fortescue. The National Weather Service in Pleasent Hill issued a flash flood warning for that area. Officials say that an increases in water levels can be expected south of Highway 159 and west of Highway 111 between the towns of Fortescue and Forest City. Stay tuned to KXCV Maryville and KRNW Chillicothe as we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated as we receive new information.