BRUNSWICK, Mo. — Locals in eastern Carroll and western Chariton Counties are bracing for a rise in flood waters, but are prepared for whatever may come.

Photo: Lucy Fletcher, AgriServices of Brunswick

That’s according to Lucy Fletcher, Business Development Director with AgriServices of Brunswick, who told KMZU’s Brian Lock that 45 trucks were used in the Brunswick area to help avoid a catastrophe at one of Missouri’s largest terminals

“The Grand River is still coming up,” Fletcher said. “The Missouri River is falling now but is forecast to crest again by Friday. We are doing everything we can to avoid catastrophe.”

Fletcher stressed that the area is protected by a “good levee”, which she said is bolstered by sandbags and other anti-flood supports.

Crews are checking conditions near the terminal, at the heart of AgriServices’ operation, and will assess needs going forward following inspection of the terminal.

“We just have an amazing team and so much support from everyone around,” Fletcher said.

Just down the road in Brunswick, sandbagging efforts are underway. Emergency officials said volunteers who wish to assist filling sand bags should report to Brunswick City Hall.

Residents in need of sand bags can pick them up at city hall Monday.