Small Missouri town still reeling from flooding

February 19, 2020 - 6:01 am

CRAIG, Mo. -- The City of Craig, Missouri, about an hour and a half north of the metro, was hit hard last year during the spring flooding. 

The National Weather Service has already put out reports this year, warning of flooding in many of the same areas. Missy Foster, the City Clerk for Craig, Missouri, told KMBZ the levees still haven't been fixed.

"Those are not going to be fixed for a long time. They're working on it, but the holes are wide open right now," Foster explained. "Some of them are being filled with rocks, but they're not capped yet."

Foster said the city did get some disaster funding from the federal government, but not enough. She told KMBZ that in response, they're trying to raise funds to build their own levees.

"We also need flood gates," Foster said. "We've got about 13 flood gates in town total, and all of them are either worn out, or were destroyed during the flood."

Foster says they would need about $1.5 million to fund the project. She added that they will be hosting fundraising events, or you can donate online through PayPal, or through a soon-to-be set up Go Fund Me Page. 

For more information, or to learn how to donate, you can visit their Facebook page, The City of Craig, Missouri, Levee Fund.


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