Photograph courtesy of Dick Whitney. Picture of Main Street in Wakenda looking east. On the left is Doug Womack's shop. On the right is the Ray-Carroll elevator.

The Missouri National Guard and county officials are working to fix the Wakenda levee. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Carroll County Troy Hofstetter:

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Hofstetter was notified of the flood threat in Wakenda by a Carroll County resident.  “The water was rising pretty fast which told me that there was probably a break somewhere in the levee.  We employed the National Guard to help rescue the residents in the area,” Hofstetter said.

Photograph courtesy of Dick Whitney. Picture was taken standing on the railroad bridge looking south. The levee is in the center.

“Right now we have about 12 square miles of land that is covered by water.  We’re going to try to get in the air so we can get a better idea of the current situation.  We also have some additional levees that are starting to over top and we are working with levee districts to evaluate the status of those barriers,”  Hofstetter added.

According to Hofstetter the Sugar Tree levee is repaired and is holding steady.  The sandbags placed on the Belcher-Lozier levee also seem to be working.

Meanwhile on Highway 65, sandbags are lining about a two mile stretch of roadway.  “Bowdry has dropped slightly and the water on Highway 10 has gone down.  Hopefully the river will start to recede and some of the water will empty back into the river itself,” Hofstetter stated.

Photograph courtesy of Dick Whitney. Railroad tracks in Wakenda looking south.

“Right now we have about 12 square miles of land that is covered by water. We’re going to try to get in the air so we can get a better idea of the current situation. We also have some additional levees that are starting to over top and we are working with levee districts to evaluate the status of those barriers,” Hofstetter added.