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Water rescues underway in NW Missouri after levee breach

June 1, 2019

LEVASY, Mo. (AP) — Emergency officials are conducting water rescues in the tiny northwestern Missouri town of Levasy in the wake of a levee breach along the Missouri River.

Kansas City station WDAF reports the breach happened Saturday, flooding part of the town of about 80 people. Levasy is located about 25 miles east of Kansas City on U.S. Highway 24 just south of the Missouri River.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were conducting the rescues by boat Saturday. Access to Levasy is restricted to residents only. Proof of residency is required to enter.

No injuries have been reported.

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Information from: WDAF-AM, http://www.wdaf.com

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