De Soto flooding could begin again

9:47 PM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
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By Anne Allred

DE SOTO, Mo. (KSDK) - The town of De Soto was under a flood watch all night Friday.

The rising Joachim creek is threatening many of the same homes that were flooded in mid-April.

Around 140 homes were affected two weeks ago and now many residents fear the latest round of rain could mean round two.

"We're by our windows, it makes the neighbors nervous down here," said De Soto resident Brian Humphries.

The National Weather Service reports up to 3 ½ inches of rain had fallen in the last 24 hours in the De Soto area.

Rescue teams were called to a report of a blue van being swept away in the Big River off Highway 21 Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters searched 2 ½ miles of the river and came up empty handed. They say the car will either be found once the water recedes or it was never there in the first place.

On April 18, an 80-year-old woman lost her life when her car was swept away in flood waters in De Soto.

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