Seventeen-year-old Will Coyne, of Operation Breakfast, at his grill in Van Buren, Mo. Coyne, who will be a high school senior in Massachusetts in the fall, began Operation Breakfast with his father, Todd, to serve breakfast in disaster areas. The father and son team has been in Missouri since June 20. They have also served meals to disaster survivors in West Plains.
Route T in Wayne County now open to traffic
Route T in Wayne County near Lake Wappapello is now open to traffic after being heavily damaged by flooding. Two Missouri roads remain closed due to flooding in Jefferson and Mississippi counties. MoDOT crews continue to monitor these roads, working to clean debris and check for damage as the water recedes.
Workers pour a new lane on Route T in Wayne County
Workers pour a new lane on Route T in Wayne County, which was damaged by flooding. MoDOT crews continue to monitor two state roads in Jefferson and Mississippi counties that remain closed due to flooding. As the floodwater recedes, the crews work to remove debris and check for damage in an effort to open the road as quickly as possible.
SEMA Applicant Briefing in Poplar Bluff
Potential FEMA Public Assistance program applicants attend a SEMA Applicant Briefing in Poplar Bluff on Monday, June 19, 2017. Applicant Briefings are not for the general public but for local government agencies and nonprofits considering applying for grants to restore flood-damaged infrastructure and recoup emergency response costs.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Meramec State Park
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Meramec State Park near Sullivan. While a total of 32 Missouri state parks and historic sites sustained some damage due to flooding and severe weather, only one of the six parks that were closed remains closed today: Confluence State Park. Cleanup efforts continue across the park system.
Setting up a Disaster Recovery Center in Neosho
A FEMA employee sets up a Disaster Recovery Center in Neosho’s Lampo Center, in Newton County, on Monday, June 12. Six DRCs are currently in operation, two more open on Thursday, June 15.
Flooding damage at Hammond Bridge in Ozark County
This May 5 photo shows the washed out Hammond Bridge over the N. Fork White River on Route CC at Dora in Ozark County. The 300-foot long bridge was built in 1975 and carried about 700 vehicles per day. MoDOT will hold a special letting next week seeking bids to rebuild the bridge.
Recovering “orphaned” containers on the Meramec River
MoDNR staff and a contractor recover containers “orphaned” by flooding on the Meramec River in St. Louis County. MoDNR handles removal and disposal of the containers, which may contain hazardous chemicals, to protect Missourians and the environment.