River Towns Facing Choice to Rebuild or Relocate Once Water Recedes - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Foley, MO

River Towns Facing Choice to Rebuild or Relocate Once Water Recedes

FOLEY, MO - Mississippi River towns in Missouri and Illinois will again be faced with deciding whether to rebuild or relocate this week when the river starts to recede.

It's a tough choice in places like Foley, Missouri, a hamlet of fewer than 300 people an hour's drive northwest of St. Louis.

Foley Mayor Bill Thornhill says the shock and pain of the flood make it hard for residents to think about whether to leave.

Lifelong resident Ronald Davis says he's not abandoning Foley.  But the 40-year-old brick business owner says the town's newest residents might be scared off by the flood.

Barring any major storms, the Mississippi was expected to crest in St. Louis today and Cape Girardeau in southeast Missouri on Wednesday.  But water levels are still well above flood stage.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Grant allows Hoxie to create digital mapping system

    Grant allows Hoxie to create digital mapping system

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:25 PM EST2017-12-13 22:25:16 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-12-13 22:40:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The city of Hoxie is using its last year of a 10-year grant to step into the digital age.

    The city of Hoxie is using its last year of a 10-year grant to step into the digital age.

  • Woman killed when SUV overturns

    Woman killed when SUV overturns

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:51 PM EST2017-12-13 21:51:33 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:53 PM EST2017-12-13 21:53:32 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A 19-year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash.

    A 19-year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash.

  • CCSO: Suspect caught on camera using stolen credit cards

    CCSO: Suspect caught on camera using stolen credit cards

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:36 PM EST2017-12-13 20:36:43 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:10 PM EST2017-12-13 21:10:41 GMT
    Collin Miller (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Collin Miller (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Jonesboro man faces theft charges after investigators say he was caught on camera trying to use stolen debit and credit cards.

    A Jonesboro man faces theft charges after investigators say he was caught on camera trying to use stolen debit and credit cards.

Powered by Frankly