May 30, 2019 – From the City of Arnold Office of Emergency Management – As of 10 AM today, we have opened the Emergency Operations Center, due to the flood.
We have been in contact with The National Weather Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and The United States Geological Service (USGS). The Meramec River is going to a level of 41.5 feet by next Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The Mississippi River is going to 46 feet.
We have used a tool from the USGS, called the flood inundation mapper, which maps the area and the level at which the river will rise within the City of Arnold. You can view the mapper here.
Today we will have officers talking to residents who may be directly affected by the floodwater. The City of Arnold Department of Public Works will be providing sand, bags, etc. to those residences. We request that those homes not directly affected to allow the homes that will be affected to use the sand, bags, etc. Please be a good neighbor and do not take the items from your neighbors that need them.
If your residence is in danger of the floodwater, please call the Emergency Operations Center at 636-282-6678 and we will evaluate as to the emergency need(s) you are requesting.
The hours of operation for the Emergency Operation Center are from 8 AM to 5 PM through next Tuesday, June 4, 2019. After hours, 636-296-3204. Requests will be filled the following day, unless there is an emergency.
We will be updating information every day, so please visit the City of Arnold’s website at ArnoldMO.org, like us on our Facebook page, or our Twitter account @City of Arnold.