National Guard, police get stuck in southern Missouri flood waters

National Guard, police get stuck in southern Missouri flood waters

Credit: AP

In this photo made Tuesday, May 3, 2011, members of the Missouri National Guard work to construct a temporary sandbag levee in Caruthersville, Mo. Officials are hoping the secondary levee catches any spillover if the Mississippi River tops the town's 50-foot floodwall. The forecast calls for a crest of 49.5 feet on Sunday afternoon in the town still recovering from a tornado six years ago that damaged more than 500 homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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KMOV.com

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Updated Friday, May 6 at 9:49 PM

(KMOV) – Members of the National Guard, Missouri Highway Patrol, and Sikeston police were stranded in flood waters near New Madrid, Missouri on May 6.

The current was too strong for them to move after their boats were stuck in debris.

Twenty-six of the 33 members were stranded on a levee before helicopters arrived to rescue them.
 

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