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Hannibal puts flood gates in place; closes debris dump site


As America's Hometown continues to clean up from last week's disastrous wind storm, the riverfront community is also battling back the Mississippi River.

The city of Hannibal put all five of them back in place Tuesday,

Crews were busy putting the gates in at Center, Hill, Broadway, and South Main Streets, just one week after removing them.

As part of the expected flooding, Marion County Emergency Management Director John Hark asks residents not to bring any of their brush or debris to the dump site at South Main Street anymore, because it is expected to flood.

Hark says it's not uncommon to put the gates up more than once in a spring flooding season.

Hark says it costs the city about $300-350  to put in each gate, but says it was a necessary move.

"It was forecasted yesterday to go to 24.4, today we got 24.1, but that's based on a 24 hour range also and we know that Thursday and Friday we could have additional heavy rains," said Hark. 

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