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Portage Des Sioux community lifts one another up after flooding

The Portage Post convenience store is open on an honor system, despite its own flood damage.

PORTAGE DES SIOUX, Mo. — People are lifting one another up in Portage Des Sioux, after weeks of flooding.

The Portage Post convenience store has this sign up, "Write down tabs here". They are open on an honor system, despite its own flood damage. They just want to help anyone in need right now. The owners are even feeding the town for free. They've done it four times already.

As people are slowly returning to the St. Charles County town, the Emergency Management Agency in Portage Des Sioux has free cleaning supplies, food, and toiletries for people.

The director, Jerry Daughtry, says homeowners should start airing out their homes and businesses and using bleach water to clean them.

But replacing things will have to wait until FEMA can come in next week and inspect the damage.

The boil water order is also still in effect.

If you'd like to donate, you can contact Daughtry at 636-448-4898.

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