Updated 8:55 with information about another levee breach:
The flooding has breached another levee in northwest Missouri, forcing the evacuation of the Holt County town of Craig.
Emergency officials in Holt County say the flooding Missouri River breached a levee along the Big Tarkio River around 2 p.m. Monday, and another nearby levee is being overtopped.
Residents of Craig have until noon to leave their homes. Emergency sandbagging operations are ongoing.
Our earlier story:
The amount of water being released from a South Dakota dam into the Missouri River could increase, if a weather system currently over the river’s upper basin dumps more rain.
That’s the warning given today by Brigadier General John McMahon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a visit to Jefferson City.
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