“We are so lucky!”

“We are so lucky!,” exclaimed Hermann’s Tourism Director Tammy Bruckerhoff. “We have not had a tornado, followed by flooding—we aren’t Brunswick, Winfield or Clarksville. There is so much devastation throughout our state, but only Hermann’s parks are flooded and just a few businesses have suffered.”

Road closures were limited only to tractor trailer traffic last week on Hwy 19 and regular traffic was rerouted around the town, because water topped the bridge on Market Street. Businesses remained open and events like the Hermann Art Council’s First Friday were held as usual. Hermann’s public safety officials lined some detour streets with orange cones to prevent parking on one side of the street, to make it easier for Emergency Medical Services vehicles to traverse.

As of Tuesday morning, the Missouri River stage at Hermann was 31.6 ft., with the general trend dropping consistently to around 26 ft. by next Wed., June 19. This is still five ft. above the flood stage of 21 ft.