NWS Issues Flood Advisory For Franklin County

QuickNewsNow will keep you up-to-date as a line of storms approach northern Gasconade and Franklin Counties.

6:14 p.m. - After storms moved through the area the NWS has issued a Flood Advisory for Franklin County until 9 p.m.

An urban and small stream flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.  Authority NWS.

5:50 p.m. Roger and Shirley Gerloff report heavy rain and lighting in Chamois.

5:30 p.m.: Heavy rain and lighting in New Haven.

Severe Weather Outlook

Monday 3:00 p.m. - Severe Weather Outlook for Monday evening through Tuesday night.

Thunderstorms are likely through early this evening for areas near and south if I-70, with lesser chances north.

Dick Ochsner Lake or Ball Park - Where Is The Water Going To Go

Pictured is Hermann's Baseball Field submerged and no where for the water to go.

Hermann, Mo. - You probably have the same question we had after driving past Dick Ochsner Ball Park earlier this evening; where is the water going to go?

If you takeaway the scoreboard and fence, tourist would assume Hermann had a beautiful lake, not realizing the perfectly built levy is meant to keep water out and not hold it in.

Missouri River Flooding Update for Hermann and Washington Missouri

Photo courtesy of Rosie Mundwiller; taken yesterday (Friday June 7) morning down at the Hermann River Front.

UPDATED: Friday: 1:30 p.m. - Missouri River Flood reports for Hermann and Washington

Less than five days ago the Missouri River in Hermann was slightly over 33 feet; this afternoon as it continues to fall currently sits at 21.02 feet with the current predictions calling for the river to fall below flood stage (19 feet) by Saturday afternoon.

Five days ago in Washington the mighty Missouri crested at 28.87 feet by this evening will have fallen below flood stage.  The current measurement is reported being 18.6 feet.

Below is amazing aerial video that was taken on Saturday, looking down as people in Berger work to build up their levy.

Stay connected to QuickNewsNow for the latest flooding information.

Saturday's storms caused closure of Peters Ford Road, Meramec State Park

Photo courtesy Katelyn Borgmann

Leslie, Mo
- Heavy winds caused extensive tree damage on Peters Ford Road off Highway CC in Leslie. 

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, an electric line fell across a mobile home on Peters Ford Road blocking any exit of the residents.

Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to severe and dangerous weather

Photo above was tweeted by David Weihe of a tornado in Pacific, Mo.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Gov. Jay Nixon tonight declared a state of emergency in Missouri as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, straight-line winds, flooding and radar-indicated tornadoes.

This severe weather follows several days of heavy rain throughout much of the state, leading to flooding along many streams and rivers. The severe weather threat continues tonight in parts of Missouri, and is likely to continue tomorrow for much of the state.

Weather Brief: Second Line of Storms On Their Way

9:31 p.m. Severe Weather News Brief:
  The second line of storms are beginning to move into Gasconade County and Franklin County.   As of 9:31 p.m. no severe warnings have been issued.

Most of Central Missouri including Gasconade and Franklin counties remained under a tornado watch until 10 PM.

Several Severe Warnings have already been issued with these storms.  Stay tuned to, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Shelters And Safe Rooms For Homes Are Important During Tornado Season

Photo courtesy of University of Missouri Extension

(University of Missouri Extension) The devastation that tornados have created in Missouri and other communities in recent years have caused many people to take a closer look at their vulnerability to natures’ wrath and to make better preparations for surviving future storms.

According to Ken Bolte, agricultural business specialist with University of Missouri Extension, having a shelter or safe room built into or near the home can help protect families from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds.