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Local Farmer, Mayor Offer Updates, Perspectives On Effects Of Flooding

From left, Adam Jones and Herb Simmons joined Tuesday's talk show.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

After a very rainy spring and early summer that have included more than 80 days of flooding along rivers in the St. Louis region, many area residents are still feeling the effects.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jonathan Ahl talked with guests from both Illinois and Missouri about the impacts they’ve been dealing with in their respective communities.

Joining the discussion were Adam Jones, a fourth-generation farmer on about 900 acres in Missouri, and Herb Simmons, the longtime mayor of East Carondelet, Illinois.

Jones just fought the recent flooding, as about half of his acreage is in the floodplain.

Simmons is the director of St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency.

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is produced by Alex Heuer, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Alexis Moore. The engineer is Aaron Doerr and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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Evie is a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.

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