Rising rivers and creeks raise worries - KMOV.com

Rising rivers and creeks raise worries

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Relentless rain is raising concern over possible flooding as rivers crest later this week.

"I'm keeping my fingers crossed," said Gen Werchow of Cotton's Ace Hardware in Eureka.

The store has seen severe flooding in recent years from a nearby creek.

"I guess I start worrying when I see that creek across the street over its banks filling the parking at the gas station," Werchow said.

In Kirkwood, organizers of youth baseball and softball are bracing for flooded fields by the weekend.

"Anytime they talk about the river coming up you get nervous," said Eric Eickmeyer, President of the Kirkwood Athletic Association.

Projections from the National Weather Service are calling for minor flooding by Friday, however, projections could change depending on how much more rain falls this week

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