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Corps of Engineers deployed to Charleston, Cairo for flooding

(Source: Nichole Cartmell/KFVS) (Source: Nichole Cartmell/KFVS)
The Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) initiated Phase I flood fighting on Friday morning because of the high river stages on the Upper Mississippi River.

This means USACE personnel deployed to the field in the areas of Charleston, Mo. and Cairo, Il.

Floodfight personnel will monitor all federal flood control works including levees, flood walls and pumping stations in the communities of Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Chaffee, and Commerce, Mo., as well as Cairo, Il.

They will also continue to monitor rainfall amounts in all of the affected areas, like the communities near the Ohio River.

The USACE reports because the Mississippi River is expected to rise for the next several days, they anticipate activating Phase II flood fight on Monday, June 22.

During phase II, USACE will begin more intensive monitoring of flood risk reduction works. They will also make technical and material assistance available to local communities and flood control organizations to aid them in their flood fighting.

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