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Jefferson City emerges from flood unscathed

October 8, 1998
By: Lee McGuire
State Capital Bureau

State emergency management officials in Jefferson City are breathing a sigh of relief that can be heard all along the Missouri river. Lee McGuire has more on how the state capitol fared in the great non-flood of '98.

They closed the airport, filled the sandbags, and took farm equipment to higher ground. They waited for a flood. And it never came.

A few parking lots here in Jefferson City are under water, and farms bordering the swollen Missouri River are soggy today, but for the most part the city has survived what some said could have been a serious situation.

Director of state emergency management Jerry Uhlmann:

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Ulhmann says he doesn't expect rising water to do much additional damage. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.