Thursday, May 10, 2007

Columbia Missourian - Flood waters passing without major damage

Columbia Missourian - Flood waters passing without major damage:
"A speedy, coordinated response, combined with declining crest forecasts along the Missouri River, has officials and residents of Boone County towns optimistic that damage from flooding this week will be minimal.

Crest forecasts from the National Weather Service on Wednesday called for a high-water mark of 32.8 feet at Boonville on Saturday. That’s more than 11 feet above flood stage but six inches lower than Tuesday’s forecast. At Jefferson City, the river was predicted to crest near 31.7 feet on Sunday. That is more than a foot lower than the forecast peak from the day before."
Better news than expected....

It's still a major flood, and a lot of bottomland has been inundated, but it looks as if the major damage we have seen in the big floods over the past 21 years will be avoided for now.

Prayers for those affected by the flooding are still in order...

2 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

Prayers ascending in Houston! We're all too familiar with floods...

Denis Hancock said...

I see by the weather map that Houston is getting slammed right now. I need to call my folks and see how they are doing.