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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Parkville MO Begins Sandbagging Operations To Stop Rising Missouri River

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.

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