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One for the books

One for the books

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Top Stories

Exploring the high tides

Exploring the high tides

June 10, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Video, Video

After the Meramec River crested at an all-time high in May of 2017, many set out to explore the flooded valleys and fields. This video was put together after exploring Sherman Beach shortly following the crest of the river....

Picturing the flood: Waiting it out

Picturing the flood: Waiting it out

Jack Weaver and Travis Bodell
May 3, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Photos, Top Stories

Early Wednesday morning, May 3, the Meramec River crested and the people of Eureka experienced the worst of the flood. Cresting at 46.11 feet, this year's flood levels are slightly higher than those of the flood in December of 2015. After sandbagging for nearly 72 hours, the people of Eureka waite...

AP exams postponed due to flooding

AP exams postponed due to flooding

Shwetha Sundarrajan and Amisha Paul
May 3, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, News, School News

Due to the flooding in Eureka and the surrounding community, the Rockwood School District has closed all schools Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 2-4. Some students are feeling the frustration of rescheduling Advanced Placement (AP) exams, due to the severe weather. "I feel annoyed and angry...

Closures pile up as waters rise

Closures pile up as waters rise

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

According to the National Weather Service, the Meramec River in Eureka, MO is now predicted to crest at 46.4 feet at 1 a.m. on May 3. If this prediction is correct, the river will set a new record, even higher than the flood in December of 2015. The weather is continuing to affect the estimated water...

Picturing the flood: Before it strikes

Picturing the flood: Before it strikes

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Photos

Community comes together to prepare for flood

Community comes together to prepare for flood

Jack Weaver and Travis Bodell
May 1, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

Over the past three days, the Meramec River near Eureka, MO has reached flood levels and has continued to climb. The river is predicted to crest at 45.9 feet at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3. This prediction is only 0.2 feet less than the historic flood in December of 2015, when the river reached a rec...

Rising water levels cause complications

Rising water levels cause complications

Erin Coogan, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

After the heavy rainfall of five to seven inches over the weekend, Eureka faces substantial flooding. As a result, the Eureka quadrant of the Rockwood School District has been canceled on May 1. With the flood levels rising, the fear is that all Rockwood schools could possibly close. Several teache...