Dutchtown no longer needs sandbag volunteers - Tucson News Now

Dutchtown no longer needs sandbag volunteers

DUTCHTOWN, MO (KFVS) -

Around 50 Missouri National Guard soldiers who deployed to the community of Dutchtown to help with sandbagging efforts have finished their duty.

Doyle Tarmer, who is coordinating the flood efforts in Dutchtown, says the people of Dutchtown are no longer in danger and at this point in time, they are safe.

They no longer need volunteers to help.

They thank the National Guard and all other volunteers for all they've done and credit them for their efforts.

"Yesterday was a little slow," Staff Sergeant Justin Bickings said on Tuesday. "Today was extremely productive."

Members of the 1140th Engineer Battalion spent Tuesday lining Highway 74 with concrete barriers and sandbags.

"Hopefully, by the evening, we will have more than 900 feet of barriers in place," Bickings said.

They will be focusing on the intersection of Hwy. 25 and Hwy. 74.

The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office evacuated the Diversion Channel boat ramp Tuesday.

Residents in Allenville are also worried about flooding.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman, 84, accuses police of brutality

    Woman, 84, accuses police of brutality

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-02-18 03:29:21 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:42 PM EST2018-02-18 03:42:42 GMT

    In a statement, Mesa police admit to using force on Virginia but say it happened because she tried to go back inside and the officer was grabbing her to protect her.

    In a statement, Mesa police admit to using force on Virginia but say it happened because she tried to go back inside and the officer was grabbing her to protect her.

  • Mother gives update on woman who gouged out eyes behind Anderson Co. church

    Mother gives update on woman who gouged out eyes behind Anderson Co. church

    Thursday, February 15 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-02-15 14:51:49 GMT
    Thursday, February 15 2018 7:12 PM EST2018-02-16 00:12:33 GMT
    Kaylee Muthart (Source: Family)Kaylee Muthart (Source: Family)

    The mother of an Upstate woman who gouged out her eyes behind an Anderson County church said the 20-year-old is now recovering and adjusting to being blind. 

    The mother of an Upstate woman who gouged out her eyes behind an Anderson County church said the 20-year-old is now recovering and adjusting to being blind. 

Powered by Frankly