HARDIN, MO – A barrier wall at railroad tracks that traverse a levee near Hardin, is holding back the water for now. Water was flowing on either side of the railroad tracks, near Buffalo Bridge on Buffalo Road just south of Hardin, sending one stream north of the tracks and the other to the south. Brian Strider, of Strider Farms, has something to loose in the event water breaches nearby levees, but he says the Crooked River has crested and levels are falling.

Strider says they are well stocked with sandbags and are prepared in the event of further rainfall tonight.

Strider indicated the residents of Hardin have nothing to fear at this time.