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Residents stay put as flood waters move in

As the flood waters rise, some Tri-States residents are staying put.

People living around Monkey Run in Ralls County, Missouri, say the flooding near their homes is getting really bad. Some residents were relying on sump pumps to stay in their homes, but resident Charles Golian says one family in his neighborhood did pack up and get out.

Golian says in the past six years, flood waters have gotten close, but have never come into his house. But he says the sump pumps are doing their jobs.

"They're just pumping," Golian said. "They gentleman over there in the green house, he's pumping. Started pumping yesterday. Our pump kicked on about 1, 1:30 last night."

Golian says the water he's getting in his basement comes from a fresh spring, and isn't as dirty as the Mississippi River water.

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