US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Kansas City Corps reports activities supporting those affected by flooding – infographic describes the event and response

Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published March 28, 2019
Missouri River Flood Fight Response 2019

Missouri River Flood Fight Response 2019

Our emergency managers view areas with damage in Kansas and Missouri to assist local authorities as to where the most significant damage to levee systems are located. Here, they flew over the Corning Levee in Holt County, Missouri on March 28, 2019.

Our emergency managers view areas with damage in Kansas and Missouri to assist local authorities as to where the most significant damage to levee systems are located. Here, they flew over the Corning Levee in Holt County, Missouri on March 28, 2019.

The Kansas City District continues to monitor the river which remains dangerously high. We urge levee districts, local leaders and those affected by flooding to remain vigilant as localized rains could make conditions worse.

“Remember, this event is not over, water is still high in the Missouri River system and tributaries, and we’re still here to assist the levee districts,” said Col. Doug Guttormsen, commander of the Kansas City District.

The district has distributed over 614,000 sandbags, distributed three automatic sandbagging machines to various locations and have had seven pumps in operation in 13 distinct counties in Kansas and Missouri. The efforts of local volunteers to fight the flooding has been exemplary. We continue to receive and fulfill requests through local authorities to state emergency managers for support.

See the infographic included in the photos for this article for a visual of the event and our actions in response.

Our emergency managers have travelled by helicopter over the areas with damage in Kansas and Missouri to assist local authorities as to where the most significant damage to levee systems are located. We are in this for the long haul and while the current threat is not over, we want to assist the recovery process to happen quickly.

Our leaders and staff continue to meet with regional, state and national officials to address their concerns and help map out the way to a successful recovery.

The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation's most complex problems.


Contact
Kansas City District Public Affairs
816-389-3486
CENWK-PA@usace.army.mil
Kansas City, Mo.
or
James F. Lowe
816-389-3486

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