Tag Archives: flooding

Heavy Rains Tuesday Evening Cause Local, Statewide Flooding

Heavy rains fell locally on Tuesday, May 28th and combined with similar precipitation levels north of the region to produce flooding along the Fabius River in Memphis forcing some evacuations on the west edge of Memphis. Local rain totals in Memphis that evening were estimated at four inches. That was more than enough to force […]

Emergency Conservation Program Funds Made Available Following Spring Flooding

Scotland County producers who suffered cropland damage due to the heavy rains and flooding that occurred this spring may be eligible for assistance through the Farm Service Agency.  Scotland County has been approved for the ECP (Emergency Conservation Program). Assistance is available to restore structures and other installations. Levee repair is not available through the […]

Secretary of Agriculture Designates 98 Missouri Counties as Primary Disaster Areas

The Secretary of Agriculture designated 98 Missouri counties as primary agricultural disaster areas making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). The following counties were designated as primary disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rainfall and […]

President Declares Disaster for Scotland County, Missouri

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Missouri to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period May 15 to July 27, 2015. […]

County Still Awaiting Word on Disaster Declaration

On Wednesday, the Scotland County Commission said it can wait no longer. The Commission ordered the replacement of a culvert on County Road #861.  The site is awaiting approval for FEMA disaster assistance, but the commission deemed the road issue to be too dangerous to wait any longer. Several major storm-related repairs have remained on […]

Soggy-Bottom Blues Killing the Green

by Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension Rain continues to reign in Missouri’s corn and soybean fields. The type and location of flooding determines damage to planted crops, says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. An understanding of flooding can help farmers consider options and risks. According to Wiebold, three factors determine how […]

Severe Weather Takes Toll on Scotland County Roads

Put ’em up. Take ’em down. Put ’em up, take ’em down. That broken record has been playing all week for the Missouri Department of Transportation, Scotland County and emergency service personnel that have been on the yo-yo held by Mother Nature as revolving episodes of severe weather has led to flash flooding, forcing road […]

Flooding Prevents Big BAM Bikers from Reaching Rutledge

Months of planning and preparation down the drain, well they would be if Mother Nature would allow anything else to fit in the drain. Flooding across northeast Missouri forced the cancelation of Day 5 of the Big BAM Bicycle Across Missouri tour that was supposed to bring more than 1,000 visitors to Scotland County on […]

Thunderstorms Spread Flooding Across Region

After a season lacking moisture, local creeks and streams were replenished and then some, as heavy rains on April 17th and 18th led to wide spread flash flooding across northeast Missouri. The National Weather Service reported rain totals between four to six inches in Scotland County during the two days. That led to extensive flooding […]