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Voluntary evacuations for parts of St. Joseph

The City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County officials are issuing a voluntary evacuation of areas behind the L-455 levee system on the Missouri side.

Posted: Mar 21, 2019 11:01 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2019 11:47 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County officials are issuing a voluntary evacuation of areas behind the L-455 levee system on the Missouri side.

The areas included in the voluntary evacuation are areas west of Lake Avenue and U.S. Highway 59 between Contrary Creek and Atchsion St. 

According to a press release from the city, model predictions of the river bring levels to between 30.8 and 31 feet early Friday. There remain an additional two feet of levee height above those forecast heights so this is a voluntary evacuation notice in an abundance of caution.

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Clarinda
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Snow showers have left the area and we saw anywhere from 2-4 inches of snow. Surface temperatures for the most part remain above freezing so accumulations were mostly on elevated and grassy surfaces. Skies slowly cleared throughout the day with temperatures warming into the mid to upper 40s. Conditions look to dry out and slowly warm throughout the next few days. Rain chances will return mainly through the morning hours on Friday with temperatures back in the 60s. Temperatures will continue to warm through the weekend with highs back in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Temperatures will be close to 80s for the beginning of next week under mostly sunny skies.
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