Poplar Bluff Evacuation: Flooding as Levee Failure Imminent
Poplar Bluff Evacuated as Levee Failure Looms
Areas of Poplar Bluff, in southern Missouri, have been ordered to evacuate. Heavy rains have saturated the region, and the levee holding back the Black River has been compromised. According to KSDK, "catastrophic failure is imminent".
Governor Jay Nixon activated the Missouri National Guard to help manage the disaster, as vehicles wash away and residents find themselves trapped in their homes.
The Red Cross has set up an evacuation shelter at the Black River Coliseum for those in the southern part of Poplar Bluff.
Flood warnings have been issued across Missouri, and the Army Corps of Engineers is monitoring several levees.
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