James S. Graner


Missouri Flooding!

I am marvelling at some of my neighboring cities to the north of St Charles, Missouri. I see small communities of Winfield, Elsberry, and Clarksville fighting for their existance, as the Mississippi River approaches them and wants them to fell her rath. I watch local news of massive sandbagging being done in efforts to fight the greatest river of North America. These are people that will not give up.

As the permanent levies along the river break, they just keep putting more and more sandbags between them and the Mississippi River. What a brave and determined bunch of people. Most have flood insurance, however it is not about that for them. These are people who want their towns to remain as they know them and keep their neighbors.

Great job! Some other cities were not able to fight the River, I hope rebuilding goes well for them.


Comment balloon 5 commentsJames Graner • June 19 2008 01:06PM


James, it's pretty amazing watching the news reports of the midwest floods.  I can remember getting about six inches in my basement a few years ago, and what a royal pain that was.  My heart really goes out to these people who have water coming in the windows. 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I understand that population makes a large difference in the government reactions, however I remember after Hurricane Katrina the US Military coming to the rescue of flood victims. I remember large Chinook Helicopters placing large sandbags in front of holes in more than one levy. The State of Missouri has been helpful with National Guard soldiers working in some small communities, but we need more. Now St Charles City is hit with a broken levy that can only be fixed after flooding, unless the actions are taken that were used in New Orleans.

We are people too, in the Midwest.

Posted by James Graner (Residential Services: http://appraisalmo.com) over 10 years ago

Well Winfield's last levy broke. St Charles Elm Point Levy broke. This is not good for anyone.

Posted by James Graner (Residential Services: http://appraisalmo.com) over 10 years ago

The weather is just wild right now... I have relatives nearby and they keep giving me the updates... I hope everything gets back to normal soon.

Posted by Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) over 10 years ago

River has crested up north. St Louis section of the Mississippi will crest today. These rivers are still very like to raise up immediately during rain storms, as they are not expected to go down very fast.

Posted by James Graner (Residential Services: http://appraisalmo.com) over 10 years ago