Southern Missouri has gotten 473 percent of its annual average rainfall, says the Weather Channel. Major flooding continues in the Mid-Mississippi and Lower Ohio Valleys. In some locations, river levels are either reaching record levels, or are at levels not seen since the 1930s. Rain continues today and is expected to continue.
The Mississippi River Commision is holding a news conference right now to discuss whether it will blow out portions of the Birds Point Levee in Southeast Missouri.
The Joint Information Center says on its Facebook page that rumors are circulating that operation of the floodway is imminent and this is not correct. The Memphis District Army Corps of Engineers says barges have been directed to move to Wickliffe, Kentucky and hold there.
The Joint Information Center’s Facebook Page is at http://t.co/PIBSiMC.
Army Corps on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MemphisDistrict.
The Ozarks Red Cross is trying to match lost pets to owners who have evacuated flood zones. They are posting photos on Twitter, trying to see if pet owners will see them and claim them.