Hannibal and Sawyer's Creek eager for flood clean up
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:22:46 GMT —
City crews and business owners in Hannibal are ready to get to work.
The Mississippi River there is receding by about a foot a day.
People around the area affected by the flood are already cleaning up but flood waters still remain in popular sites such as the Admiral Coontz Armory.
Sawyer's Creek Fun Park reopened Thursday after their driveway became accessible.
Owner John Kennison says flood waters only covered the parking lots and are receding at a quick pace.
"These flood waters are really bad. You wake up one day and you are under water. The next day you wake up and you are out of the water. Just working on the back parking lot. The park itself was not under water. We have over 100 parking stalls on the upper level that is still available so there is room for you if you want to come out and watch the water go down," John Kennison the owner of Sawyer's Creek said.
Hannibal Parks and Recreations Assistant Director Mary Lynne Richards says the city hopes to begin cleanup on area parks Monday.