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Workshop for Upper Joachim Creek Floodplain Management Plan taking place tonight

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Sandy Parmeley speaks to News 4 about her fear of the rising water at Joachim Creek Saturday (Credit: KMOV) Sandy Parmeley speaks to News 4 about her fear of the rising water at Joachim Creek Saturday (Credit: KMOV)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

After a flood warning was issued for Jefferson County, homeowners living near Joachim Creek are concerned after watching the water levels rise higher and higher Saturday.

“It makes you nervous,” said Sandy Parmeley, who has lived in DeSoto for more than 50 years, “all you can do sit and wait.”

Parmeley says flooding in the area has gotten worse in recent years.

Her home has been flooded twice.

“In 2013 I had about 14 inches in the house and I lost everything,” she said, “and then in 2015 I had maybe four to six inches and I lost everything again.”

Even if she wanted to move, she doesn’t think she can.

“I thought about moving,” she said, “but where would I go? I don’t know, Who would buy the place?”

Nadine Sebastian shares a similar frustration.

She’d love to move to Florida, but doesn’t see anyone wanting to purchase her flood-prone home that also saw damage during the 2013 and 2015 floods.

“All I can do is pray that we don’t flood,” she said.

Residents are invited to attend a public workshop on Feb. 28 to discuss the Upper Joachim Creek Floodplain Management Plan.The meeting will be held at the DeSoto Community Center, located at 400 Boyd Street, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Permeley hopes something can be done.

“I’m hoping 100 percent something’s done to fix this,” she said.

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