Since 1993, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent more than $2 billion on properties in river towns nationwide. Now, another round of buyouts seems likely.
The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m Tuesday. The watch is in effect for mid-Missouri counties, including Boone County.
A heat index between 105 and 110 degrees is expected on Tuesday.
Insurance agents in states along the Missouri River say federal officials are causing confusion among property owners by pushing the sale of flood insurance policies that might not cover damage from the flooding that began this month.
A heat advisory issued Sunday for Boone County predicts temperatures could reach 110 Monday.
Engineers and professors from Missouri, Nebraska and Illinois discuss the effectiveness of different types of levees. Flooding forecasts can be followed at the National Weather Service's website.
Summer rain shower Thursday empties popular outdoor destinations.
Tuesday's storm was part of Arizona's monsoon season, which typically starts in mid-June and lasts through September.
Conservation areas along the Missouri River, long considered important in countering the impact of flooding, might not play that important of a role after all.
The State Emergency Management Agency says a heavier-than-expected rainfall of 1 1/2 to 2 inches fell overnight in the Missouri River Basin.
The Mississippi is rising once again and the Army Corps of Engineers is hoping that a temporary berm will hold back floodwaters.
Residents had already been told last week to evacuate the area.
Businesses, residents and railroads in the Kansas City area are getting ready for the waters of the rising Missouri River.
Columbia will see highs of up to 97 degrees for the next few days. The National Weather Service in St. Louis issued a heat advisory from noon Thursday until 7 p.m. Saturday.
The request was made Tuesday in a letter to the president. Nixon specifically requested assistance in operations to save lives and property.
Easley River Road and Smith Hatchery Road flooding might cause Cooper's Landing to close temporarily. Easley River Road has been closed since Monday. River levels are expected to rise by Friday.
Demand for hotel rooms is four times greater than what is available.
Flooding forecasts for Boonville and Jefferson City are now at their highest levels since the record releases from reservoirs upriver.
The traffic signals at Interstate 70 and Range Line Street are not working and motorists should avoid that area.
A Kansas City Power & Light spokeswoman said there were 31,000 customers without electricity as of 6:15 a.m. Monday.