Camden County deputies have been out all day in flooded areas checking on residents, reporting on property damage and road impassibility. A home in the Roach area was also destroyed after a tree fell on it due to wind and ground saturation.
A number of roadways off the main highways and state routes of Camden County are impassable and too numerous to count.
That's according to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office which also reminded drivers to take water over roadways seriously as the area has been inundated a second time this week with rain.
“It may not look that deep or swift. It is not worth taking the chance,” the press release stated. “Don’t think that if you drive fast, you will displace more water and be safe. Vehicles can float or hydroplane in relatively little water which makes going off low water bridges hazardous. In many instances, if the vehicle goes off the bridge, it will turn on its side or top, making escape more difficult.”
Camden County deputies have been out all day in flooded areas checking on residents, reporting on property damage and road impassibility.
Many of these roadways will need some repair before they are once again drivable, the press release stated. Complete slabs have washed away.
A residence on Robin Hood Lane near the 43 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks in the Roach area is also a total loss after a tree fell on it because of wind and the ground being saturated with water, according to the press release.
Contact the sheriff’s department or the emergency management agency if you have damage that has not already been assessed to include hazardous roadways.
Remember: When approaching fast moving or flood roadways, “Stay Alive, Do Not Drive.”