Isaac flooding preparations in St. Louis area

4:42 PM, Aug 30, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis County, MO (KSDK) - What's left of Isaac has emergency and utility crews across the St. Louis metropolitan area bracing for a busy weekend. The threat of heavy rains and possible flooding has them preparing for any possibility.

There's an established emergency command center ready to go if things get bad.

Whether the rain causes flooding or just makes things rough on area lakes, creeks and rivers, firefighters across the area are prepared to deploy boats. While that's the plan every day, it's also what was discussed in a conference call Thursday morning of eight local emergency agencies and five state and regional organizations.

The plan was put together out at the Metro West Fire Protection District, which could eventually become an emergency operations center if needed.

For now, all those folks spent the day discussing manpower and equipment needs - and answering questions on how to work together during different scenarios once the storm hits.

In fact, the same plan went into effect last February, for what many here called "Snow-meggedon."


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