|SPLASHING THROUGH WATERS, this truck makes its way on Second Street in Franklin Tuesday morning at about 8 a.m. |
More than two inches of rain have fallen since Sunday morning (2.7 inches).
The National Weather Service has placed Howard County under a flood warning.
(A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Individuals who are in the warning area should move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.)
Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile. Most flood-related deaths occur in automobiles.
The cities of Armstrong, Fayette, Glasgow, Higbee and New Franklin are listed under the flood warning area.
County Commissioners report that several roads in the south part of the county are under water. At least one culvert on one road has been washed out and other culverts may be damaged. As this paper went to press, road crews are assessing the number of road closures and flooding damage.
As of press time, the following county roads are impassable due to water over the road: County roads 118, 201, 204, 314, 317, 319, 329, 331, 336, 342, 401, 406, 409, 419, 421, 423, 425, 448, 455, and 467.
The culvert on HoCo Road 331 has been completely washed out.
It is expected roads will be passable by Tuesday night as waters recede.
However, the National Weather Service predicts continuing thunderstorms are possible from today (Wednesday) into the coming weekend. With much of the area saturated from recent rains, any additional rainfall may result in additional flooding.
The Missouri River at Glasgow is at 24.1 as of 6 a.m. Tuesday and was expected to crest above the flood stage (25 feet) rising to 28.9 feet by today (Wednesday) and remain above flood stage until Sunday when it is predicted to recede to 24.3 feet.
The river level at Boonville is expected to rise above flood stage (21 feet) today 'to 26 feet'and remain above flood stage until Sunday when it will recede to 20.9 feet.
As of press time, State Routes H, O and Z are closed due to flooding.