|Ohio Valley Search and Rescue's boat was built near St.Louis, MO in 2005. On Thursday evening we received a phone call requesting our SAR boat Friday morning for a special detail involving transporting people in and out of flooded areas. Several levees in the area where overtopping and breaching. We had a very interesting day and meet several hard working individuals. The OVSAR boat is a jet driven boat designed for very shallow water operations, and will carry very heavy loads.
|Mississippi River overtopping levee on right side of picture. Two other levees south of this location breached before detail was complete.
|Launching SAR boat from high spot in the road.
|Highway C north of Hwy 79 near O'Fallon Missouri.
|Highway C levee overtopping, Mississippi River 1 mile ahead.
|Property owner Adolphus A. Busch IV shares concern about levees.
|Dive team working to stop leak from large hole in levee.
|Diver putting sand bags in hole in levee near large irrigation pipe.
|Wind and water current moved large piles of corn stocks.
|Larry pulling boat through drift corn stocks over one foot thick.
|Left to Right: Larry Krack, FOX News Geraldo Rivera, and Cliff Weaver
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