PARKVILLE, MO (KCTV) –
People in Parkville have been busy preparing for flooding and Tuesday the high water began to hit the town.
The sandbags have been in place for a few weeks now in Parkville and flooding threats have become real. Water is pooling in the low points of English Landing Park and is expected to fill the farmers’ market in the next week or so.
KCTV5’s Bonyen Lee reports that Parkville authorities taped off and blocked all entrances to the park. The Missouri River in the area is at 29 feet. The water could reach as high as halfway up the last line of defense along the railroad tracks but the Parkville Police Chief wants everyone to know the town is still open for business.
"Parkville is still opened and running. There is nothing closed. We are still functioning – restaurants are opening. We want people to come down and have a good time but be a safe time. Stay out of the water," said Kevin Chrisman, Parkville Police Chief.
Parkville is also getting ready for its big Fourth of July celebration starting Thursday. It’s still going on, although they’ve made a few minor venue changes.
Click here for details on Parkville’s Fourth of July celebration.
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