Missouri River levees break, flooding small town of Levasy in eastern Jackson County

June 03, 2019 - 6:15 am
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Kansas City, MO - The town of Levasy has been evacuated due to flooding from the breach of  two levees along the Missouri River.

The small town is wholly located on the historic river floodplain, approximately 25 miles east of Kansas City, and has flooded often.

The town's 100 or so residents had to get out Saturday afternoon. The Red Cross opened a shelter at the United Methodist Church in Buckner.

About a dozen people had sought refuge at the church as of Sunday, said Carolyn Frost, a Red Cross manager.

As flooding continues to be an issue in Levasy, I'm working with @sheriffforte to make sure we have a recovery plan in place when water recedes and residents are allowed back in there homes. Picture from @JCSheriffOffice Drone pic.twitter.com/GVnKVa39QG

— Frank White (@JCEFrankWhite) June 2, 2019

"We brought a trailer in," Frost said. "We have cots set up, we have toileteries items, towels, we've got everything we need."

Some of the people at the shelter lost everything. Others were worried about what they would find when they return.

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