KOAM Morning News to Know 6-24

MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo – The Missouri Highway Patrol says a Wichita man died trying to save a woman from drowning in the Elk River. 26-year old Jacob Farley from Wichita, Kansas drowned in the river near noel. He was not wearing a life jacket when he entered the water. The Noel fire department arrived to rescue the woman with a rope but Farley drowned.

ANDERSON, Mo – Flood waters in McDonald County nearly closed down Anderson, Missouri where floods destroyed a bridge downtown, cutting off main street. It washed out culverts and high water left roads impassible. The storm came with lightning which caused a gas fire around 7:30 a-m, forcing a frantic family to flee in the rain. While everyone is safe, after performing over a dozen water rescues, officials are urging residents to use caution and think ahead.

NEOSHO, Mo – Flooding in Neosho made many roads impassible Sunday. Some roads blocked off are south Lafayette Street, West Spring Street where a car is submerged, West South Street, where rushing water is behind Westco and Wildcat Corner gas station, and Lazy Boy Drive among many others. The Newton County Sheriff’s department said they had performed well over 20 water rescues. Luckily no one was killed or severely injured.

SENECA, Mo. – In Seneca, Missouri. Officials evacuated 30 people from homes along little lost creek where water appeared to come up to their doors and into yards. The creek itself was rushing and the police chief believes a bridge washed away. Flood waters were deep downtown closing it Sunday morning main street reopened around 2:00pm in the afternoon.