February 10, 2016

Evacuation order at Birds Point levee

The sheriff of Mississippi County has ordered everybody in the spillway of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway to move out. About 300 people live in the 100 homes in that area. A spokesman says people who don’t leave voluntarily will be removed.      

The sheriff says those people are going to deal with floodwater whether the Birds Point levee is blown apart by the Corps of Engineers this weekend or whether it’s overtopped by the Mississippi River.