|Police Chief Kevin Chrisman briefed concerned Parkville merchants and residents Monday morning.|
Frank Hamilton / Luminary Photograph
Impending downtown flooding concerns caused an emergency meeting of the Main Street Parkville Association this morning which drew about one hundred concerned business owners, city leaders, regional officials and community members.
Chief of Police Kevin Crisman addressed the crowd, “We need to plan for what we know.”
Current figures by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimate the minimum flooding Parkville can expect is at 752 elevation which will encompass English Landing Park, the Farmer’s Market and parking lots located south of the railroad tracks on June 12.
Parkville officials are coordinating a volunteer effort to assist with sandbagging on Tuesday in an attempt to divert water away from the entrance to English Landing businesses. The city has acquired 10,000 sandbags and twice that amount have been ordered.
Merchants, employees, and volunteers were asked to register for a photo ID at the American Legion starting tomorrow at 8am. The health department also encouraged anyone involved with flood waters to receive a tetanus shot, which can be obtained free of charge through the Platte County Health Department.