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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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Rain chances return to the forecast today with scattered showers possible mainly throughout the day. Most of the day will end up being dry and cloudy besides a few isolated showers. The rain will be light with most areas seeing around a tenth of an inch of precipitation. Temperatures will remain below average today with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Rain chances will start to increase this weekend with scattered showers likely off and on through the day Saturday. A few thunderstorms could develop as well Saturday afternoon into the evening. The rain will be light to moderate on Saturday with most areas only seeing around a quarter inch precipitation. More moderate to heavy rain is set to move into the area Sunday and Monday with a few thunderstorms. Rain totals from Friday through Monday will likely be around 1-2 inches.
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