Clarksville believes worst has passed

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — As the crests continue to roll south along the Mississippi River, one town is cautiously optimistic it has survived the worst of the flood.

Clarksville doesn’t have a levee, so when the surging river threatened the Pike County town, a massive sandbagging effort began around the downtown shops.

With the river now receding in Clarksville, businesses in the community remain dry.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t problems. Part of the sewer system will have to be replaced, and access to the town is still limited because parts of Route 79 remain blocked by water.

St. Louis saw its crest on Monday. No major problems occurred. The crest is expected to reach Cape Girardeau on Wednesday.

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Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com

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