Flood Damage Along Mississippi River Tops $2 Billion

Jun 25, 2019

An advocacy group for Mississippi River communities says this year's prolonged flooding has created more than $2 billion in damage.

Mayors from river communities agreed Tuesday this year's flood has been particularly damaging because of how long it has stuck around.

Colin Wellenkamp of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative says the river has been above flood stage in this area for around 100 days and at some southern towns for more than 200 days.

The levees remain stable in Jackson County, where up to a dozen pumps are operating. The Mississippi and Big Muddy Rivers are forecast to crest again on Thursday.

Rain and seep water remain high in Alexander County, where Route 3 and Highway 146 are closed until further notice.