LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo. — Flooding may be a major concern along the Missouri River in Ray County, but authorities in Livingston County are breathing a sigh of relief.

Sheriff Steve Cox told KMZU News that the situation south of Chillicothe has improved in the past 24 hours.

“I have only heard that the crest was not nearly as high as they [the National Weather Service] had predicted,” Sheriff Cox said. “Fortunately the good Lord kept it down and I have not heard anything about 65 being threatened today at all.”

Flooding on 65 Highway was a major concern yesterday (Tues), however those concerns have been abated for now.

The Grand River at Chillicothe crested lower than forecast Tuesday, roughly seven feet below the record previously set during the Great Flood of 1993.