Farmers Brace for More Midwest Flooding, Debris Wipes Out Rail Bridge

07:36AM Oct 02, 2019
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A Facebook video shows the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge in Brunswick, Mo., getting wiped out by raging water. Flooding is now overtaking many farm fields that had just started to dry out from major flooding this spring and summer.
( Farm Journal )

Farmers along the Missouri River and its tributaries are bracing for more flooding the week. Heavy rainfall, combined with excess water continuing to make its way down the river from South Dakota, is a bad combination for a river that was already high. 

Mitch Adams, who works on the railroad, posted this video to Facebook. It shows the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge in Brunswick, Mo. getting wiped out by raging water and debris. 


Keith Kinne lives in Northwest Missouri. He says his farm saw eight inches of rain over the weekend. The soil was already saturated, and heavy rain is also in the forecast for this week. 

Instead of the flood of 2019 being a memory, the water and heavy rainfall seems like a repeat of this spring, with more flooding on the way. Andrew Cowherd farms near Norborne, Mo. Roads were already flooding as of Monday, with the Missouri River not forecast to crest until Saturday.  He posted this video and photo with the caption "here we go again."

According to the National Weather Service, some gauges along the Missouri River are forecast to reach major flood stage this weekend. 

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