The City of Parkville has requested volunteers to help fill sandbags in an attempt to prevent flooding of it's historic downtown area- according to this story from news partner KSHB-41 NBC Action News.
"Volunteers should be at least 16 years old, wear solid shoes and gloves and bring identification with them-" state Parkville officials.
Parkville- along with downstream neighbor Riverside- were inundated during the Great Flood of 1993.
Parkville city officials hope to erect a 4-foot high temporary levee around it's downtown area.
Volunteers are asked to report to the Farmer's Market beginning at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday- June 7)- according to the City of Parkville Web site.
Riverside spent tens of millions of dollars to repair and fortify their Missouri River levee system- which will be tested for the first time since it was completed about 10 years ago.