POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) A levee along a river in southeast Missouri failed for the second time in recent weeks, causing widespread flooding and forcing the evacuation of homes, authorities said Saturday.
About 50 homes east of Poplar Bluff were evacuated Saturday, but no injuries were reported, Butler County Fire Chief Bob Fredwell said. Some homes had 3 feet of water in them, he said.
The section of the temporary levee that failed was along the Black River and was built to repair a break in March. That breach flooded about 1,000 people out of their homes, authorities said.