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Flooding could leave Levasy under water for weeks

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 12:12:43-04

LEVASY, Mo. — The water is slowly receding in Levasy, Missouri, but some homeowners are already returning to assess the damage.

On Tuesday, 41 Action News talked to several residents about facing the flood waters in boats and canoes to see what’s left. In short, they’re devastated.

“Most of the water events we’re seeing right now are historical," Jackson County Emergency Preparedness Director Mike Curry said

He shared that in a meeting with state officials, they estimate it will be six to eight weeks before people can return to their homes.

Four levees broke in the area, inundating the town with water. Relief agencies are still on the ground, hoping to help the families displaced by this disaster.

"We don’t have all the answers the first day, but we have a hot meal and a blanket and maybe that’s all, the first step they need to get back to a normal life," Michael Oyler, with the Red Cross of Kansas City, said.