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Perry County, Mo. residents returning to normal after levee holds

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After a week of preparing for massive floods, river levels are dropping in Perry County, Missouri and folks are returning to their normal routines.

Inside Al's Restaurant in McBride, owner Louise Neager and workers began moving furniture back in after.

The restaurant never closed last week but much of the furniture was taken to higher ground.

We've been in business here 68 years and this isn't the first time we had to this," Neager said.

Early river forecasts showed the Perryville-Chester area would see record water levels. Actual levels fell short of the predictions.

"I couldn't ask for a better outcome," Perry County Emergency Management Director Hank Voelker said.

Voelker said he and his team were ready if things had gone the other way.

"We basically prepared for a high water velocity event from the beginning," Voelker said.

The levees held and there was no major flooding in the county and no injuries were reported.

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