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City officials ask people to stay away from flooded water

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Law Enforcement and Emergency Management officials urge everyone to stay out of the flood waters after stopping people kayaking in them Sunday.

Officials say the water is very dangerous and people could easily get swept away by the current.  Marion County Emergency Management Director John Hark said he doesn't want to see anyone get hurt or sick.

"Nobody, and I mean nobody should be in this water and most assuredly do not let children get in this water," Hark said.

Hark said paddling and boats with motors can put even more pressure on the levees and the flood walls.

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