Corps of Engineers plans to return to Phase II floodfighting

USACE to reactivate Phase II floodfighting

(KFVS) - The Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to reinitiate a Phase II floodfight on Thursday, July 1.

They say the area of current or possible flooding is located in the northern portion of the Memphis District in the Charleston, Mo. sector. The lands likely to be affected by the forecasted high water are located in and around the communities of Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Chaffee and Commerce, Mo.

"We currently expect this return to a Phase II floodfight posture to be of short duration," Steve Barry, the USACE Memphis Dist. emergency manager, said. "Forecasts indicate we will be able to return to Phase I early next week."

During a Phase II activation, USACE personnel begin more intensive monitoring of flood risk reduction works. They also make technical and material assistance available to area communities and flood control organizations to aid them in their floodfighting efforts.

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