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Rising Waters?

By: Holly Wagner
By: Holly Wagner

Flood waters have already closed roads and ruined crops in Saline County. Tuesday night through Wednesday Saline and other nearby counties get another downpour.

Residents such as Troy Greiner are waiting to see what the next 24 to 36 hours will bring. "Anymore than two inches we'll be looking for higher ground or a pontoon boat." Greiner lives near the base of Turkey Creek.

While waters were a foot below where the water crested at 15 feet, Emergency Management's B.J. Fictum says it's not enough.

"The weather service has already told us there's a chance we could get two or three more inches in the next 36 hours. If that happens, we'll be in a world of hurt," said Fictum.

Twenty-five percent of Saline County's crops were lost in past storms because of flooding and hail.

The Emergency Management team will be monitoring the water levels every three hours. Levels are also a threat in some areas in Jefferson County along the Little Blue River.

Both Counties are under a flood watch for the next 24 to 36 hours.


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