This website is best viewed in a browser that supports web standards.

Skip to content or, if you would rather, Skip to navigation.

KXCV-KRNW


News Brief

June 2, 2011ATCHISON COUNTY, MO |  By: Wayman

Northwest Missouri Flood Preps

Local governments in northwest Missouri are now bringing in sandbags and making preparations for the Missouri River to flood.

They are urging residents to do the same. Levees in Atchison, Holt, and Buchanan counties are anticipated to be overrun by the Missouri River as the army corps of engineers releases water upstream. Buchanan County Emergency Management director Bill Brinton says property owners should prepare for record breaking flooding.

WarningAudio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Download .mp3

The good news: Brinton anticipates residents have this week and next to prepare for the flooding. The corp's Kansas City District has 2.4 million sandbags on standby as well as 19 pumps and 6 sandbagging machines.