Break In Sandbagging Is Just Temporary

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri community of Winfield has called a two-day break in its sandbagging efforts.

But that doesn't mean the flood threat is over. Instead, Winfield needs to bring in more sand, and then start a new effort on Saturday to fill an additional 35,000 sandbags.

More rain has been falling in parts of Missouri, Illinois and Iowa. People who'd been forced from their homes by flooding will have to wait a bit longer before they can return.

Missouri's governor says federal and state damage-assessment teams will start collecting damage information in northern Missouri counties affected by the flooding. It's part of the process of seeking additional federal aid.

Sandbagging has resumed in Quincy, Illinois, and in St. Charles County outside of St. Louis -- where voluntary evacuations are being considered.

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