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.
Water Patrol Troopers worked into the night yesterday in and around Craig, Missouri, with flood water rescues. There were four people rescued from homes and three from a boat that ran out of fuel. pic.twitter.com/OZbErK3bUU
— MSHP Troop H (@MSHPTrooperH) March 21, 2019
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.