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MSHP urging safety after recent heavy rain

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging people to stay safe along rivers and streams after the recent heavy rain.

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 4:55 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging people to stay safe along rivers and streams after the recent heavy rain.

According to the National Weather Service, many area creeks and rivers are above flood stage, including the Missouri River in St. Joseph. 

Sergeant Jacob Angle, the Public Information and Education Officer for Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H, is urging people to stay safe if you are going to be on or near waterways.

"Let somebody know where you are going to be, what's going on," Angle said. "And make sure you have all of that equipment on the boat, or even if you are on the bank near the water, that you need that could potentially save your life."

The Missouri State Water Patrol requires one personal flotation device (PFD) for each person on vessels less than 16 feet in length and on any length canoe or kayak.

Angle said that if you do run into a dangerous situation on the water to call 9-1-1 immediately. 

With more rain in the forecast this week, water levels on area rivers and creeks are expected to remain high.

A Flood Warning remains in effect for the Missouri River in St. Joseph until Monday morning. 

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Warm air is in place over northeast Missouri and northeast Kansas on Thursday. Temperatures made it into the lower 50's on Thursday with light winds across the mid west. A pool of cold air is up to the north of the area and will head our way. The cold front will work its way through the region Thursday night with cooler weather behind it for the end of the week.
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