HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Missouri (Group) » As Floodwaters Remain Hig...

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 07:04 AM

As Floodwaters Remain High, Many In St. Louis Wonder If They'll Reach Flood Of '93 Levels

Andrea Mcmanus and her three children had lived in their apartment in Grafton for less than six months before they evacuated to escape the rising Mississippi River floodwaters.

They left on March 22, as the flood overtook Grafton and began rising downstream in St. Louis. The Mississippi has been above flood stage at St. Louis for more than 80 days and last weekend surpassed the 1973 level, the second highest on record.

Many residents, government officials and scientists compare it to the Great Flood of 1993, when the river crested at 49.6 feet, the highest flood on record for the St. Louis region. Some residents worry that it could surpass that height.

“You live on the river, you know you can wait it out,” Mcmanus said. “But this year, they say, I’m sure it’ll probably get worse than ‘93.”

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/floodwaters-remain-high-many-st-louis-wonder-if-they-ll-reach-flood-93-levels

2 replies, 506 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply As Floodwaters Remain High, Many In St. Louis Wonder If They'll Reach Flood Of '93 Levels (Original post)
Sherman A1 Jun 2019 OP
ROB-ROX Jun 2019 #1
3Hotdogs Jun 2019 #2

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:45 PM

1. God's Will Be DONE

Only when these people are washed & dried from a high tide will common sense prevail in this poor state. They never saw it coming, but they get a "wake up call" that Climate Change ain't just an "idea." If these people are smart they will join the BLUE wave and rise to a better life........

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:51 PM

2. The operative subordinate clause is "if they are smart....."

So far, I ain’t seen much to encourage me on that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread