In the spring of 2017, The Current River, near the southern Missouri town of Van Buren, saw a record 37-foot crest, eight feet higher than the previous record set in 1904. The water ran through the town and into about 185 houses, destroying 55 of them. Even with some houses quarantined and marked for demolition, the community seems optimistic going forward.

In this time-lapse video, the sun sets over the U.S. 60 bridge over the Current River in Van Buren, Missouri on Tuesday.

Joby Marvin, an elementary school teacher in Van Buren, Missouri, talks about his experiences the night the Current River overtook buildings this week. One building that was hit was the First Baptist Church, led by Pastor Ron Robinson, who plans to demolish the church and rebuild.

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