Evacuations lifted for St. Joseph, Buchanan County

As a result of the Missouri River falling to around 31 feet, the evacuation orders for the City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County have been lifted.

Posted: Mar 23, 2019 9:25 AM
Updated: Mar 23, 2019 6:34 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As a result of the Missouri River falling to around 31 feet, the evacuation orders for the City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County have been lifted.

The notice is for residents and businesses behind the L-455 levee, which includes St. Joseph and the Lake Contrary area.

Individuals are now allowed to begin the process of moving back into their homes and properties. The St. Joseph Police Department will continue their checkpoint of this area throughout the day to help expedite this process in an organized manner.

The city and county urges everyone to remain cautious and watchful until the river recedes to a lower level.

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Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s on Friday and another disturbance will give us a chance for a few sprinkles across northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri. We dry out and temperatures will gradually climb back into the 50s and 60s by the weekend.
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