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NWS predicts flooding in Cape, other local counties

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday for several Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois cities along the Mississippi River, including Cape Girardeau, Perry, and Scott counties in Missouri and Union and Alexander counties in Illinois.

Heavy rainfall and rising river levels along the Missouri River will spread downstream into the Mississippi River, the weather service said in a statement issued at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Mississippi is expected to rise above flood stage at Cape Girardeau on Friday morning and at Thebes by Sunday mornning.

Predictions issued Tuesday morning show that the river will crest at Cape Girardeau at 37.5 feet on the gauge on May 16. Those predictions are based on past rainfall and expected rainfall for 24 hours. Additional rains could prolong the crest or push it higher.

In the warning, the weather service said that at 38 feet, the first homes in Cape Girardeau are affected by high water.

Check back at www.semissourian.com for updates or read Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.

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This is scarry. What homes are considered the first homes?

-- Posted by lovinlife&lovincape on Tue, May 8, 2007, at 1:57 PM

I think this means the "Red Star" district. The city will close that flood wall on Main St. and the people in that area will have to find another way into town; if they come in on Main.

Most of those houses have been bought and leveled in the past to try and help avoid stuff like this, but some people still live in that area.

-- Posted by jsohn on Tue, May 8, 2007, at 6:53 PM

J Thanks. IS the old shoe factory still standing in the Red Star District. We tried to find this place today as we were exploring and somehow ended up in an area that was not the right place. Is this where the pink house is that needs reworking????

-- Posted by lovinlife&lovincape on Tue, May 8, 2007, at 10:50 PM

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