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Crews stabilize levee in Andrew County, Mo

Crews stabilize levee in Andrew County, Mo

June 20th, 2011 in News

AMAZONIA, Mo. (AP) - Crews have stabilized a levee that protects communities in Andrew County in northwest Missouri, and are watching closely as the Missouri River backs up into tributaries in the region.

Roger Latham, emergency management director for Andrew County, said crews over the weekend reinforced a couple of soft spots or "boils" in the major levee in Andrew County. But he said the swollen Missouri River has been backing up into the Nodaway River, creating a potential problem for the tiny township of Nodaway. Latham said so far no flooding has been reported in the county.

St. Joseph officials said so far the 16-mile levee protecting the city's airport, Rosecrans Memorial Airport, is in "good physical condition."

The airport had to close for several weeks in 1993 because of flooding.