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Community of Holcomb deals with flooding, fallen branch lands near sleeping baby during storm

While it's receded some by now, people in Holcomb, Mo. are dealing with the aftermath. This was what it looked like on Tuesday in Holcomb. (Source: Rachel Murdock) While it's receded some by now, people in Holcomb, Mo. are dealing with the aftermath. This was what it looked like on Tuesday in Holcomb. (Source: Rachel Murdock)
Lightning hit a cornerstone at the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery. Lightning hit a cornerstone at the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery.
A family in Cape Girardeau County says a branch landed just inches from where their 7-month-old child was sleeping. A family in Cape Girardeau County says a branch landed just inches from where their 7-month-old child was sleeping.
Sections of the old Ledbetter Bridge have mysteriously dropped 2 feet leading inspectors to think it's land slippage along a bluff in McCracken County. (Source: Shirlee Mikel Vos) Sections of the old Ledbetter Bridge have mysteriously dropped 2 feet leading inspectors to think it's land slippage along a bluff in McCracken County. (Source: Shirlee Mikel Vos)

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Flood waters are continuing to recede in parts of the Heartland, one of them being in Holcomb, Mo. Todd Tumminia was in an area called Ditch 19. Neighbors say it has come down a lot since its peak. You can catch the story on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A community meeting for those affected by recent flooding in New Madrid County will be held on Wednesday , April 30 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at the VFW in Lilbourn. You can click here for more information.

Lightning did some damage at Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery. The director, Ken Swearengin, said lightning struck a 200 pound cornerstone on Sunday night.

It’s been three days since storms ripped through the Heartland, and many storm victims are still dealing with the aftermath. Kadee Brosseau talked to a Cape Girardeau County family who says after a tree fell on their home, a branch landed just inches from where their 7-month-old child was sleeping.

Last summer, a train carrying oil derailed in Canada. The blast that followed killed nearly 50 people. Leaders of the National Transportation Safety Board claim trains are hauling more oil than ever. That’s something they say is dangerous, especially because it’s coming through our backyards.

What started as a drop in two approach spans at the west end of the Old Ledbetter Bridge over the Tennessee River has turned into a multi-agency response to land slippage along a bluff on the McCracken County side of the river.

In national news, scientists with the Cascades Volcano Observatory said the volcano remains active and is showing “long-term uplift” and earthquake activity. USGS experts said they’re seeing volcanic behavior reminiscent to what happened after the 1980 to 1986 phase of eruptions.

Amber Ruch
KFVS-12 Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com

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