Several levees failing along Missouri River, officials bracing for more breaches — Flooding alert issued for a second nuclear plant

Published: June 20th, 2011 at 1:05 am ET
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Levees in northern Missouri breached, Associated Press, June 20, 2011:

Several levees in northern Missouri [Holt and Atchison counties] were failing to hold back the surge of water being released from upstream dams, and officials and residents braced themselves Sunday for more breaches as the Missouri River dipped but then rose again.

A hole in the side of a Holt County levee continued to grow, deluging the state park and recreational area in Big Lake, a community of about 200 people located 78 miles north of Kansas City. […]

In Nebraska, a flooding alert was issued for a second nuclear power plant […]

[Jud Kneuvean, chief of emergency management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Kansas City district] said whenever a levee was being overtopped to the extent occurring in Atchison County, the best-case scenario was that it would stay intact for 12 hours. After that, he said, “all bets are off.”

Published: June 20th, 2011 at 1:05 am ET
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27 comments to Several levees failing along Missouri River, officials bracing for more breaches — Flooding alert issued for a second nuclear plant

  • SteveMT

    No words for this disaster in the making, just prayers for a miracle.

  • ocifferdave

    What in the WORLD is going on with Earth this year? Can someone make a running list of all the bad crap that has gone down in 2011 alone?

    • acadianfragz

      Elenin (Nibiru) is coming and i beleive they are making all this up so we can have a distraction i spoted nibiru or some kind of planet today in antaritica webcams it is shocking im making a video about it i will post it on youtube soon
      haarp exist there proof those storm they are making and earthquakes are right where there is nuke plant how weird is that and be prepared the worse it yet to come

  • IAEA is calling for an International Conference on the Safety of Nuclear Power. 150 nations are expected-Newsreport BBC
    IAEA’s credentials and the Mussourie disaster in the making and the continuing disaster of ISIS: International Suicidal Information Suppression Pool:
    “In the early days of nuclear power, WHO issued forthright statements on radiation risks such as its 1956 warning: Genetic heritage is the most precious property for human beings. It determines the lives of our progeny, health and harmonious development of future generations. As experts, we affirm that the health of future generations is threatened by increasing development of the atomic industry and sources of radiation … We also believe that new mutations that occur in humans are harmful to them and their offspring.
    After 1959, WHO made no more statements on health and radioactivity. What happened? On 28 May 1959, at the 12th World Health Assembly, WHO drew up an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); clause 12.40 of this agreement says: Whenever either organisation [the WHO or the IAEA] proposes to initiate a programme or activity on a subject in which the other organisation has or may have a substantial interest, the first party shall consult the other with a view to adjusting the matter by mutual agreement.” In other words, the WHO grants the right of prior approval over any research it might undertake or report on to the IAEA – a group that many people, including journalists, think is a neutral watchdog, but which is, in fact, an advocate for the nuclear power industry. The IAEA’s founding papers state: “The agency shall seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity through the world.”
    Ref: llrc.org

  • neminis

    “… all bets are off.”

    That just about sums it up.

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      My father, in Missouri, reports torrential rains in the Kansas City area. They are about 12 miles from the river, on high ground. But I am still worried.

  • Fall out man!

    Just a thought about the levees. If the powers that be want to push nuke power on people, then they really have it in their interests to stop that flood water rising too quickly. A quick rise of 3 1/2 feet and Ft Calhoun goes under. So why not blow the levees up stream and down stream of the plant to spread the water round a bit? ie, Letting it spread out rather than up.

    I hope that doesn’t happen, but where money is involved, anything can happen. Note there is a legal precedent for that beggar thy neighbour approach. I remember recently a farming area had its levees forcibly breached to prevent the risk of a town further down stream being inundated. The thing is, it would be a political embarrassment to admit the nuke plant was going under without such drastic and draconian action. So why wouldn’t these guys just blow the levies? After all, they show zero regard for human life over Fukushima, Chernobyl and their non existent warnings about the fallout.

    You know it makes sense!

    • BetaFlare

      Wrong Guess. The Powers that be designed theses bombs to go aff all around just like thsy are mox-popping today. They have advertized 24/7/365 how “here are too many people, 90% reduction is a must” … and this is how it is done. See the linkys above…

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      The breached levees were in Canada (Manitoba, to be exact.) Some of the best farmland in the province went underwater to save a downstream town.

    • mikey

      Yes fall out man- It makes sense but.. holy cow beta flare! U just stole my thunder and better worded! Drats well anyway ding ding exactly the case. The Elites made us pay for our own destruction and the Nuke plants are just slow fizzing superbombs created to degrade to critical levels around 2012. Stuxnet virus was just a backup plan but with new weather mod it will all just look like human greed and avarice gone wrong…

  • dark_horizon

    The Nebraska Meltdown will be the worst industrial disaster in US history. FULL media blackout in underway. Last images show the plant submerged in water. Reporters in boats are now blocked by a military perimeter so we can get no new footage. Airspace is also designated no fly zone. Word is that within 1 weeks time the entire plant will be washed down the river including all of it’s nuclear material. Death toll will be in the millions.

    • Fall out man!

      Ok, when you hear that, I do not believe its an accident that levies up stream have “broken”. Breaking up stream levies takes the pressure off further down stream. they are buying time.

      • Fall out man!

        To be fair that may not be the case, but one wonders. If a government had to act quickly to save a nuke plant, breaching levies could be seen to be “protecting lives”. And if its done without telling anyone, it just has the added benefit of “protecting the nuclear power industry’s image”.

        You can tell me if I’m being too hard on the powers that be.

      • Fall out man!

        Just reported my own comment. Hasty, have to give people the benefit of the doubt.

    • Where is this news coming from dark horizon?

      I sure hope you are wrong….

      not doubting your word, just hoping…

    • dark_horizon

      Oh they are definitely breaching levies on purpose in a frantic last ditch effort to save the facility. Obama will go down hard for not mandating full evacuations down stream when there was still enough time to save lives. I just spoke with a friend not 300 miles from the area and he is unaware of a problem at all, and this guy is usually well informed! The media blackout on this is unprecedented and confirms some MAJOR s— is hitting the fan as we speak. Can you imagine the bread basket of America completely irradiated for 100’s of square miles, 100’s of square miles of down stream being uninhabitable? If you are down stream and hear about waters surging, GTFO!

      • milk and cheese milk and cheese

        Could you please tell us where you get your information, dark_horizon? Where are the images of the plant submerged in water?

    • acadianfragz

      i am in canada and i had to research to find this it is shoking how they rather put sluts and homos on tv rather than REAL NEWS

  • Buck-O

    It’s getting worse-

    Highway: Nebraska 136 both directions @ NEBRASKA-MISSOURI STATE LINE
    Duration 06/19/2011 5:00 PM to Indefinite
    Description Closed due to flooding
    Restrictions
    Public Notes Missouri Highway 136 water over highway. Closed at the Missouri River Bridge @ Brownville.

    http://www.511.nebraska.gov/atis/html/index.html
    ——————————————————————————–
    and Rulo, Ne. and Nebraska City, Ne.

  • Nigwil

    Water level at Brownsville lowering a little, it seems.

    http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=oax&gage=bron1&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

    But the forward prediction probably doesn’t include levee breaks…

    Good luck to the Mid-West and all who sail in her! You’ll need it!

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    Would the river levels not appear to recede if the water is overtopping the levees, and flooding the countryside? We now have to depend on the integrity of several dams, some of which are made of earth, and one of which collapsed once before…a sudden surge of water might bring about dark_horizon’s prediction.

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    This is the most news overload I’ve ever seen.

    I’m going into cold shutdown.

  • acadianfragz

    Be Prepared guys this is not joke the water will raise and fast…