EOC Established for Flood Victims in E. Cape

Jun 12, 2019

An Emergency Operations Center is being set up at the Community Center in East Cape Girardeau.

The contact phone number is (618)-306-1375. Any requests for assistance involving the flooding in Alexander County can be directed to the EOC. The workers there will be working to provide resources to those affected by the flood.

Mississippi River flooding led to more than a dozen homes being evacuated in an East Cape Girardeau mobile home park on Tuesday.

The American Red Cross originally had a shelter set up at The Spark Ministries building in McClure, but has now relocated it to Zion United Methodist Church on State Highway Z in Cape Girardeau.

Flooding along Route 3
Credit Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Work is continuing on the Big Muddy Levee Pump Project in Jackson County to get all ten pumps on the ground and in operation.

1,500 filled sandbags were delivered to the project late Tuesday afternoon to support the pump project.