Hannibal flood gates to go back in on Tuesday

File photo of crews installing a flood gate along Hannibal's riverfront.

Hannibal city crews last week removed the flood gates that had been in place since mid-April to protect the city from the rising Mississippi River.

Little did they know, they would have to reinstall those gates seven days later.

Marion County Emergency Management Director John Hark announced Monday afternoon that all five flood gates will be installed Tuesday morning.

He said the announcement comes after a rapid rise in the Mississippi River, which is expected to reach 24.5 feet by June 4, 2013.

KHQA Chief Meteorologist Mike Cole said early predictions indicate several inches of rain in the Tri-State area during the next week.

Moreover, areas to the Tri-States' north and northwest expect up to six inches of rain within the next seven days.