Situation Report




Situation Report #: N09130009


August 09, 2013

Flooding Situation Report Aug 9 2 PM

Missouri Flooding


Incident Name: August 2013 Flash Flooding
Date/Time Report: 08/09/2013 2:00 p.m.

Full Situation Report with Graphics:

24 hr Rainfall Totals:
3-Day Total
Ft. Leonard Wood
Rolla COOP
1SE St. James
2SSW Edgar Springs
West Plains
1NNW Pottersville
8W Mountain View
Osage Beach
6SW Brumley
3ESE Climax Springs
4NNE Noel
4NNW Noel
4SW Hollister
1S Hollister
3NE Protem
1S Forsyth
4NNW Vienna

Weather Forecast
Additional rainfall is expected Friday and Saturday ranging from 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Rainfall is forecast to fall over areas that have already received 3-16 inches of rain during the August 1-8 timeframe.  Flood Watches remain in effect.

Event Summary
From August 1-8, widespread rainfall ranging from near 2-16 inches has occurred across Western and Southern Missouri.  12-16 inches of rain has fallen near Waynesville, Richland, Fort Leonard Wood and Mountain Grove. Significant flash flooding and river flooding has resulted in 2 fatalities, 1 missing person, numerous water rescues, damages to residential homes and businesses and major road closures.  Minimal rain on Thursday has led to receding waters and a general shift from response to damage assessment and recovery.  Additional rainfall may reverse this trend.

Open Shelters
SEMA Emergency Human Services, DSS and American Red Cross are maintaining contact with local officials as necessary.  All local areas affected have shelters on standby should needs arise or change.

St. Robert Community Center
114 J.H. Williamson Jr. Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584
Current Population: 8
New Beginnings Fellowship
151 Elm
Hollister, Missouri 65672
Current Population: 20

Stand by Shelters
Vienna United Methodist Church
1102 U.S. 63

Broadway Baptist Church
15570 N Hwy 68
Saint James, MO 

Christ the King Lutheran Church
1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049-9729
Closed at 3:45pm 8/8/13

Areas of Concern by Region:

Region D
Barry County
Current Conditions:

·     The campground remains evacuated
·     Water has begun to recede.
Current Response:
·     Preparing to conduct damage assessments

Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     If forecast rain develops additional flash flooding will develop quickly due to saturated soil conditions.

McDonald County
Current Conditions:
·     One confirmed drowning fatality when driver attempted to cross Brush Creek Bridge on Hwy 90.
·     River and Creek levels are receding.
·     EOC has transitioned from 24 hours operations to partially activated
·     No displaced residents
Current Response:
·     Red Cross is on standby to address any future sheltering needs
·     Preparing for future anticipated evacuations if heavy rain returns
·     Starting damage assessment on the campgrounds and county roads.
Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     If forecast rain develops additional flash flooding will develop quickly due to saturated soil conditions resulting in additional county road closures.

Stone County
Current Conditions:
·     Waters have receded
·     No displaced residents
Current Response:
·     Beginning assessments to determine if any damages exist
·     EOC continues to monitor incoming weather and needs of surrounding counties
Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     If forecast rain develops additional flash flooding will develop quickly due to saturated soil conditions

Taney County
Current Conditions:
·     Turkey Creek is within its banks
·     2 mobile homes were washed away downstream, approx 10 residents and strip mall received significant damage
·     Table Rock Dam has begun releasing water to evacuate some flood control storage. No additional impact is expected from this
·     Working on damage assessments and plans for debris removal
·     Animal shelters are taking displaced pets
Current Response:
·     Rescue operations and evacuations have been completed with no injuries
·     Evacuations and rescues for 100 residents were conducted in Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park, along Old Mill Road, Turkey Creek RV Park, and Hulland Park off Railroad Ave. The Mobile Home Park is assisting displaced residents with other vacant units in the park which are on higher ground.
·     Local animal control is sheltering displaced pets
·     EOC back to routine operations
·     20 people in shelter in Hollister
Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     OEM states no further impacts anticipated at current dam releases

Region F
Miller County
Current Conditions:
·     15 roads are closed in the county
·     Landslides are impacting travel in rural areas, local authorities are developing removal plan
·     No injuries reported
·     3 families with access to homes by ATV only
Current Response
·     Miller County EOC closed 24 hour operations at 1800 8/7/13
·     Private dam east of hwy C was damaged while being overtopped, water levels have since receded to normal, it is being repaired by owner.
Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     If forecast rain develops flash flooding will develop quickly due to saturated soil conditions.
·     Primary impacts will be to roads and agricultural land
·     DNR conducted an additional inspection.  They estimate an additional 6-8 inches of rainfall would be required to raise the dam levels to create an issue.  No impacts anticipated at this time.  Hwy 17 is approximately 2 miles from the Dam.

Region G
Wright County
Current Conditions:
·     Water is receding, damage assessment of roads and bridges is underway
·     There are no displaced residents
Current Response:
·     Road and bridge continues to clear roads
Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     If forecast rain develops additional flash flooding will develop quickly due to saturated soil conditions

Texas County
Current Conditions:
·     17 county roads closed
·     2 residence with flood damage
·     No displaced residents
Current Response:
·     Monitoring weather conditions and beginning damage assessments

Region I
Crawford County
Current Conditions:
·     Water levels have receded
·     Damage to secondary roads
·      Road damage and LWC damage with Bridge on Highway 8 damaged.
Current Response:
·     Campgrounds and businesses along the impacted area of the Meramac have been evacuated.
·     Campgrounds along the Meramac have begun cleanup
·     EOC continues to monitor conditions
Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     Additional road closures are possible with predicted rainfall, no significant route closures are anticipated

Laclede County
Current Conditions:
·     16 areas on various roads that are impassable due to high water or damage
·     200 miles of roads are damaged
·     Road/Bridge is still working on temporary repair to roads and bridges in the area. All departments have been activated at this time.
·     There are an estimated 30 homes and 3 businesses with damage 5 have major damage
·     100 people are affected
Current Response:
·     EOC is activated 24/7
·     Crews continue to clear debris and gravel from drainages to minimize additional water back ups
·     Roads/bridge currently doing damage assessment, having problems reaching all areas of their district.
·     MONG is running health and wellness checks through high water
·     Road/Bridge is currently running assessments on damages to all county roads and bridges, but is having difficulties reaching all areas of their district.
·     Red Cross is currently on standby for individual disaster assistance and sheltering operations as the needs arise.
·     Laclede County Health is currently pulling a list of special needs patients in the flood and flash flood prone areas.

·     Fire Units are currently out doing damage assessments infrastructure and residential/commercial property

Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     50 people in Nebo Falcon Area may have to be evacuated if heavy rain develops again.

Maries County:
Current Conditions:
·     Hwy 63 has reopened
·     Low water crossings have water over them with the worst being in the southwest section of the county
·     Hwy. 28 to Z to Hwy 42 is now open providing a connection for the county. 
Current Response:
·     EOC is not opened but they are monitoring the situation

Phelps County
Current Conditions:
·     Improved conditions overnight are being negatively impacted by the return of heavy rainfall
·     I-44  at Jerome is now open.
·     Waiting for water to recede to conduct damage assessments and allow access into Jerome.
Current Response:
·     Residents have returned to their homes in Newburg and have been advised of additional flooding potential.  They are aware they may have to evacuate again if water comes up
Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     If forecast rain develops flash flooding will develop quickly due to saturated soil conditions

Pulaski County / Waynesville:
Current Conditions / Impacts:
·     Water levels have begun to recede
·     Rubidoux river gauge is out
·     Fatality-1
·     Numerous Roads still closed
·     EMD reports preliminary damage assessments reveal 100 homes major or destroyed, 74 with minor, and 34 additional affected.
·     300 displaced residents
·     11 remain in shelter
Current Response:
·     Search and Rescue Operations continue for missing person.
·     90 % Damage Assessment complete
·     EOC is open 24/7       
Projected Conditions / Impacts:
·     If forecast rain develops flash flooding will develop quickly due to saturated soil conditions
State of Missouri:
·     SEMA is currently activated and staffed 24 hours until further notice.

Missouri Highway Patrol:
Patrol personnel and equipments assigned
·     18 Troopers
·     1 Communications operators
·     1 Aircraft @ 1500 hrs
·     7 Boats
·     1 Cadaver dog team
Traffic Control points
·     Pulaski County: Four traffic control points manned by National Guard personnel and MoDot personnel  (Two on Route T and Two on MO 17).
·     Maries County: Four traffic control points manned by MoDot, (US 63 at MO 28 and Mo 42 east of Vienna)
Other Resources
·     Two Cadaver canine teams from Osage Beach
·     Two additional cadaver canine teams planned respond from Columbia - weather conditions have temporarily suspended their response.
·     Fire departments from Bourbon, Nixa and other agencies
·     Law enforcement from Phelps County, Rolla PD, St. Robert PD, Waynesville PD, St. James PD and Missouri Department of Conservation
·     2 Medical helicopters from Mercy plus additional local EMS
·     Incident Support Team (IST) from Springfield/Green County in place in Pulaski County

Missouri Department of Transportation:
·     Continues to monitor road conditions and traffic control points.
·     Alternate routes are in place for hwy 50 closure
·     US Hwy 63 working on shoulder projected opening time is between 12 and 2 p.m. on 8/9/13

Missouri National Guard Current Operational Numbers:
The following are in FLW/Waynesville Area:
·     50 MPs  (25 currently assisting local law enforcement/ 25 prepared for next shift)
·     8 ENG
·     1 LNO Pulaski County EOC
·     1 LNO Miller County EOC
·     1 LNO Laclede County EOC
·     1 LNO McDonald County EOC (en route)
·     11 C2 operations
·     2 Public affairs personnel

·     75 Total

Human Services Report
Emergency Human Services and partner agencies continue to monitor human services needs throughout southern Missouri (including but not limited to: Camden, Crawford, Dent, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Phelps, Pulaski, Osage, Stone, and Taney).
EHS is coordinating with emergency management officials, Convoy of Hope, and American Red Cross to determine needs for emergency human services.

Department of Social Services
·     All open shelters are Red Cross managed at this time.
·     DSS staff was just notified by Red Cross that the shelter at Christ the King Lutheran Church is being closed (as of 3:45 PM).
·     DSS staff is working remotely on the SEOC floor to help coordinate mass care operations.
·     SEMA Emergency Human Services, DSS and ARC are maintaining contact with local officials as necessary.  All local areas affected have shelters on standby should needs arise or change.
American Red Cross
·     Red Cross continues to operate fixed feeding operations and has provided food to emergency response personnel in several jurisdictions including Waynesville and the surrounding areas.
·     Red Cross has deployed damage assessment teams to affected areas to conduct preliminary damage assessments. These teams are still working.
·     Red Cross has deployed a liaison to the SEOC.
·     In conjunction with ARC, Salvation Army is providing feeding at Hollister shelter.
·     Point of entry for emergency assistance is the Red Cross: (866) 815-2738
Catholic Charities
·     All parishioners maintaining situational awareness.
·     Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri are working to secure short term grants from Catholic Charities USA to be used for direct assistance.
Convoy of Hope
·     Deployed a team to assist in Taney County—Hollister, MO. They will be meeting with local officials and SEMA Area Coordinator to establish unmet needs and assist with emergency human services.
Humane Society of Missouri
·     A pet sheltering team of 4 from St. Louis area is in Waynesville assisting Pulaski County Animal Control in sheltering operations for displaced and evacuated pets.
·     Mobile pet sheltering units have arrived in Pulaski from Texas Co. and St. Louis area
·     Humane Society volunteers will assist Waynesville throughout the weekend
·     A pet transfer of eight animals occurred early on 8/8/2013. These animals are up for adoption and were transferred from Waynesville to St. Louis.
Missouri Baptist Convention
·     Remains on standby for muck out/debris removal efforts
United Way 2-1-1
·     Providing information and referral services
·     Serving as intake point for volunteers in conjunction with Waynesville Tourism Bureau
·     Affected individuals may call  (800)427-4626 or 2-1-1 for specific needs and will be directed to appropriate partnering organizations
·     Total Number of Calls related to Event: 5
·     Top Need Information Requests: Disaster Relief Services, County Offices of Emergency Management, Disaster Specific Home Repair
University of Missouri Extension
·     Established a webpage and a Facebook page with flood recovery information for disaster survivors.
·     Information has been added on 8/8/2013 to include clean up and food contamination information. Additional information includes resources relating to disinfecting flooded wells and several disaster recovery resources.
SEMA Emergency Human Services
·     Deployed two Emergency Human Services Planners to assist with local recovery operations
·     Coordinating a Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) meeting in Waynesville for 10 AM Friday morning at the Pulaski County Visitors Center; 137 St. Robert Blvd. St. Robert. The purpose of this meeting is to convene the COAD as it has existed and to incorporate new agencies that have begun participating in the community as a result of the recent flooding events.
·     Donations preference is for people to make offers via National Donations Management Network (NDMN),
·     At this time the Good Samaritan of the Ozarks is a physical drop off point for donations for Waynesville Flooding. The address is: 1809 Historic 66, Waynesville MO
Department of Mental Health
·     Coordinating with Red Cross and regional/ national mental health resources to support the provision of mental health services.
            SAMHSA Disaster Helpline 1-800-985-5990
DMH Disaster Website:
Coping with the floods:
Pathways Community Health Access Crisis Intervention line is: 1-800-833-3915 
·     Staffs from both DMH divisions have been asked to check on consumers in the Taney County area of Hollister that was flooded.
DMH- Division of Developmental Disabilities:
·     Taney County:  The Division of Developmental Disabilities Springfield Regional Office reports that they have checked on consumers and they do not have anyone affected by the flooding at the current time.
DMH Division of Behavioral Health: Administrative Agents 
Pathways Community Health:  24/7 crisis line number is 1-800-833-3915

Some of the Pathways employees living in the Lake Ozark and Pulaski County areas have flooded homes; others are not able to get out of their neighborhoods or access the highways due to the water levels and road closures.  They are also having trouble getting cell reception.  Despite that, Pathways is doing its best to assist with crisis counseling and is offering its Access Crisis Intervention line to people who may need to call:  24/7 crisis line number is 1-800-833-3915
Burrell Center:  24/7 crisis line number is 1-800-494-7355
Burrell Center was notified about the Taney County floods and will follow-up.  Their 24/7 crisis line number is 1-800-494-7355.
Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health
There is water across the roadways and minor flooding in the Piedmont area (Wayne County). Clients are calling to reschedule their appointments due to the road conditions. The Piedmont Office closed early on Wednesday to prevent clients and staff from having to drive in these conditions.

The heaviest impact has been in the Salem area affecting the following counties: Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Phelps, Pulaski and Texas. There are road closures throughout this region preventing clients from accessing services.  The town of Newburg in Phelps County is under evacuation orders due to flooding.

There are not any specific reports at this time of clients impacted in their housing, employment or other areas related to flooding. The Community Support Specialists are contacting clients in these areas to follow up with them and determine if they are in need of assistance.

Department of Health and Senior Services
·     Maintaining contact with provider agencies and ensuring outreach to clients in all affected areas
·     Contacted all local public health agencies to determine needs.
·     Pulaski County is requesting more water sample kits; State Public Health Lab is making arrangements to provide.
·     Remains in contact with Long term Care Facilities, hospitals and medical facilities for any unmet needs; no unmet needs have been indicated.
·     All child care facilities in Waynesville have returned to normal operations.
·     Health Care coalitions are currently doing quarries on hospitals in all affected areas, no needs have been identified at this time.
DHSS-Division of Senior and Disability Services (DSDS)
·     No significant needs at this time. Staff are continuing to contact clients and provide services where needed.
Department of Social Services
·     Monitoring shelter activity as well as local mass care and human services operations
·     DSS is currently checking the status of domestic violence shelters in the affected areas. No unmet needs at this time.
·     DSS staff are available on the SEOC
Missouri Community Service Commission
·     Coordinating with its various programs to identify potential disaster relief resources such as AmeriCorps.
·     Early stages of organizing a Back-to-School Drive for Waynesville students
Department of Insurance
·     Providing insurance information through its hotline (800)726-7390

Ameren Update
Bagnell Dam completed closing their flood gates at 1:30 pm. Officials also reported they would be reducing their outflow at the dam from 38,000 cfs to 10,000 cfs by morning hours of 8/9/13. This is in response to forecasted rain and an attempt to lessen the impact on the Osage River downstream of the dam.


Missouri Region D Incident Support Team
Pulaski County
Full team, supplemented by one Region C IST member, confirmed on site evening of 8/6/13.
Missouri Statewide Interoperability System (MOSWIN) - Cache Radios
Pulaski County
MOSWIN System Administration provided 21 portable radios, associated accessories, and transport in support of local response efforts on 8/6/13.     
Missouri Statewide Interoperability System (MOSWIN) - Control Stations
Pulaski County
MOSWIN System Administration provided 2 control station radios for use in the Pulaski County EOC on 8/6/13. 
Missouri State Highway Patrol - Personnel
Pulaski County
20 personnel supported local response efforts on 8/6/13.
Missouri State Highway Patrol - Helicopter
Pulaski County
One helicopter supported local response efforts on 8/6/13.
Missouri State Highway Patrol – Boats
Pulaski County
Seven boats supported local response efforts on 8/6/13. 
Sand Bags (Availability Inquiry)
Pulaski County
Local jurisdiction inquired concerning availability of sandbags for potential future needs.  Coordination completed with Corps of Engineers, supplies are available if needed. 
2500 Sandbags
Waynesville requested 2000 sandbags – 2500 available for pickup at Ft Leonard by Pulaski county
40 Tons of Sand
Waynesville requested 10 tons of sand – 40 tons provided
Dump or pickup trucks
Provided through local mutual aid (St. Roberts)
4 x Dump Trucks w/ drivers  for road repair
4 x 12 yard trucks with drivers procured and on scene 8/8
Wheel Loader for MHE to load rock into dump trucks
Wheel Loader ordered – on scene 8/8
13000 sandbags delivered for general use
USACE delivered 13000 sandbags to USACE office at Ft. Leonard Wood. 8/7/13 1530 hrs. USACE is calling EMD to arrange pick up.
2 x Light Towers for night operations
light towers – arrived 8:30 PM 8/7
50 Reflective vests
Highway patrol flew and delivered 8/7/13
50 Flashlights
50 road flares
4 cadaver Dogs
2 arrived 8/7, 2 en-route
GIS Specialist (Staff)
1 x LMTV
On Scene
On Scene
Personnel to operate military vehicles (LMTV & HMMWV)
On Scene
1 Medium Excavator to clear landslide
ESF7: 1xCat 3301 Excavator – Request Cancelled by County

For more information, call (573) 751-4819 or e-mail