Parts of St. Charles’ Elm Point Levee burst

June 24, 2008


(KMOV) — What residents were hoping they could avoid has happened in St. Charles.

As feared, part of the Elm Point Levee has burst and water is rushing through right now at a rapid pace.

Authorities say that the levee burst in two spots around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

One of those holes is reportedly the size of a football field.

Several homes and businesses in the area are now flooded.

Officials say that residents in that area voluntarily evacuated before the breach.

KMOV-STL The link has pics and maps of St Charles

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