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LaGrange residents moving quick to stop rising water

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LA GRANGE, Mo. (WGEM) -

Residents of tri-state towns prone to flooding spent most of Friday preparing for the worst.

Parts of LaGrange, Missouri are already underwater and officials say since they didn't receive as much notice about the flooding this time, residents are scrambling to save their belongings.

The community pulled together Friday to help bag sand to stop the rising waters from seeping into homes and businesses along the river. Staff at Head Start on Main Street were one of the many people moving everything out before waters started to rise more.

"We've had to come in and pack everything up and move it to another location so we can salvage as much of it as possible. So, the staff is pretty well prepared and move things around. We just want to bag up lots of stuff so we can save as much," said Head Start Senior Director Cynthia Johnson. 

American Family Insurance representatives in Canton say LaGrange is in need of volunteers to sandbag, and you are encouraged to call their Canton office for more information at (573) 288-2004.

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