x
Breaking News
More () »

St. Louis Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports | KSDK.com

Grafton mayor puts out call for sandbaggers

Anyone willing to help is asked to meet at the United Methodist Church on 100 East Main Street in Grafton, Illinois. Crews will be out until sunset.
Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto
A fireman's boot and leg next to a shovel, preparing to shovel sand.

GRAFTON, Ill — The Mayor of Grafton is looking for help keeping water out of his town.

Mayor Rick Eberlin said they are looking for help sandbagging after the latest crest projection rose again. The crest is forecast to reach 35.5 feet next Tuesday.

Anyone willing to help is asked to meet at the United Methodist Church on 100 East Main Street in Grafton, Illinois. Crews will be out until sunset.

More flooding coverage:

RELATED: Forecast projects highest Mississippi River crest in St. Louis since 1993

RELATED: Rising river becoming an attraction in Alton

RELATED: Controlled release of Mississippi River scheduled for 7 p.m. near West Alton, residents in the area urged to evacuate