Levee Failures Along Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas Rivers Prompt Mandatory Evacuation Orders

The Arkansas River floods along Adams Street Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Van Buren, Ark. PHOTO: AccuWeather/AP/Michael Woods

By Brian Lada and Kevin Byrne | 1 June 2019

ACCUWEATHER — Residents in several communities located near the swollen Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas rivers were forced to flee their homes on Thursday and Friday following levee failures.

Residents in West Quincy, Missouri, are fleeing to higher ground due to a levee failure near the already bloated Mississippi River.

The levee breach took place along the Durgens Creek, which flows into the Mississippi River just upstream of West Quincy.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued the evacuation orders for West Quincy, Taylor and Fabius Village shortly after 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday. […]

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