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Several in Craig rescued from homes overnight amid flooding

Posted: 11:54 AM, Mar 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-05 18:06:02Z
MSHP Troop H Craig MO flooding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several people were rescued overnight near Craig, Missouri, as floodwaters rushed in following a levee breach earlier this week.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said troopers rescued four people from homes, as well as three people from a boat that ran out of gas.

On Wednesday, Craig residents were told to evacuate their homes after a levee breach threatened the tiny town of about 200 people.

Overnight, Highway Patrol troopers used three inflatable boats to conduct check-ins on people who chose not to leave.

It is unclear when Craig residents will be able to return to their homes. All roads leading into the town remain closed.