Area Residents Eyeing Missouri River For Flooding

By: ABC News
By: ABC News

Another round of storms has wreaked havoc on residents of St. Joseph, Missouri and caused massive power outages.The storm was powerful enough to knock one camper trailer sideways. It happened at a home in St. Joseph. The family was home at the time but no one was hurt.

The St. Joseph Fire Department responded to more than a dozen calls during the storm. They say most of the damage was minor, involving wires and power lines on the road. Most of their calls were from the northern part of the city.

Binders Levee around Big Lake park is still holding strong. People in the area say Saturday's water levels of 24.8 feet have now dropped below 23 feet. Because of the river's rise Saturday a voluntary evacuation of the village was instated. State park officials also closed the camp grounds. They remain closed today. Big Lake's diner, which was open Saturday, has now been closed until later in the week.

Residents in Lake Contrary are keeping a watchful eye on the rising Missouri River and the lake. Now, they can only watch and pray that Mother Nature doesn't destroy their homes.

As the river rises, so do concerns of the levee breaking. People living in the area are asking sightseers to stay off the levees. They say people driving through the area will weaken the foundation and put their homes in dangers way.

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