Residents living along Joachim Creek in De Soto had a sleepless night watching and waiting to see if heavy rain would cause flooding and force evacuations. Dana Daniels’ home has flooded in the past and was ready to evacuate if needed.
Multiple signs are now lined up feet away from tents on a hill off I-44 and Hampton Avenue. These signs, issued by the Missouri Department of Transportation, indicate all unhoused residents camped out in this area must leave by noon on March 23.
Record rainfall in July 0f 2022 was blamed for widespread flooding that caused $30 million in damage and led to 300 homes being condemned in University City. The trauma of the situation left some flood victims watching weather forecasts more closely and getting nervous when it rains.
On behalf of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Acting Gov. Mike Kehoe has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Sunday in Gasconade County in honor of fallen Hermann Police Department Det. Sgt. Mason Griffith.