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Mandatory evacuations to take place in Valley Park Wednesday morning

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Heavy rain caused flooding in the Valley Park area Heavy rain caused flooding in the Valley Park area

VALLEY PARK, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Mandatory evacuations are set to begin in Valley Park Wednesday morning.

In a message to the residents of Valley Park, Mayor Michael A. Pennise said the evacuations will take place between 7 and 10 a.m. The evacuation route is Highway 141 north.

When people move to higher ground, city officials said security and law enforcement officials will patrol the evacuation area and guard all entrances and exits into and out of the area.

Crews will work around-the-clock to make sure the levee is sound. City leaders said the U.S. Corps of Engineers has reassured them that Valley Park’s levee is in great condition with no signs of any breaches to this point.

The National Weather Service expects the Meramec to crest at 43-feet overnight.

The evacuation will be lifted when the water recedes to safe levels.

City leaders want anyone needing assistance leaving their homes to contact the Valley Park Fire District at 636-225-4260, or the Valley Park City Hall at 636-225-5171, ext. 1 or 8.

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