Hannibal trying to stay afloat

Bear Creek in Hannibal overflows its banks. Photo taken May 30, 2013.

UPDATE: May 31, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.

America's Home town is seeing another round of bad weather.

Last night the city went under a flood warning that continued into Friday.

Residents in the Bear Creek area said at one point their streets were filled with three inches of water.

But some of them say they were prepared for that to happen.

"We have a semi trailer full of furniture and all of our photos," Hannibal resident Ron Dungan said. "We have temporary things like lawn chairs in the house. Just enough to get by until this rainy season is over and we can move back in."

If you recall, almost two weeks ago a tornado touched down near Hannibal. Click here for that story.

The city was still recovering from damage when last night's storm hit.


ORIGINAL: May 30, 2013 at 10:48 p.m.

The City of Hannibal just can't seem to catch a break in the weather department.

Bear Creek has topped its banks.

The city is under a flash flood warning.

Marion County Emergency Management Director John Hark says residents need to pay attention to warnings and announcements, because the water has no where left to go when more rain falls.

"This is not over," he said. "We've gotta get through tonight (Thursday) and through tomorrow (Friday). Heavy rain is going to cause more additional flooding. People need to be on alert because as this night goes after dark, it's going to be harder to see."

Flood waters have closed the Admiral Coontz Armory again, and water is already in the building.