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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The swollen Mississippi River is straining levees, snarling traffic and forcing people from their homes as it approaches record levels set during the devastating 1993 flooding.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was touring flooded areas Monday in the northeast part of the state, where there have been around a dozen water rescues. Statewide, nearly 400 roads are closed, including part of U.S. 136.
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Locks and dams upstream of St. Louis are shut down as the Mississippi River crests at the second-highest level on record in some communities. Midwestern rivers have flooded periodically since March, causing billions of dollars of damage to farmland, homes and businesses.
LAGRANGE, Mo., - Mark Twain Casino will reopen Monday, June 1, after closing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The 38,000-square-foot Terrible's Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange, Mo., includes an 11,000-square-foot gaming area with more than 500 slot machines and 17 table games. The facility also has Clemens Cafe and Saloon 777.
- Business, residents dealing with flooding in La Grange May 3, 2019 9:17 pm Frank Healy Flood Watch, News, Top Stories In La Grange, Missouri some homes on the riverfront sit in several feet of water Friday.
Near the 1,400-person town of Winfield, Missouri, a Mississippi River levee breached Sunday, forcing evacuations in a rural area, said Sue Casseau, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On Saturday, sandbags were intentionally removed from a farm levee along the Mississippi River near Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, to allow water through and remove pressure downstream. The Illinois River also overtopped levees that protect a combined 1,500 acres in western Illinois, she said.
'If water is over the field, no one is planting,' Casseau said. 'The full economic impact won't be known until the end of this planting and harvest season.'
Floodgates also have been closed in St. Louis in advance of the Mississippi River cresting there Thursday. The high water already is causing problems. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that several hotels that were crowded with visitors for the Stanley Cup Final and Cardinals-Cubs baseball games were left without hot water Sunday after too much water overwhelmed a pump station.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Brown said there also has been sandbagging in several towns and added that 'one of the most impressive things is to see these communities come together.'
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In Lewis County, Missouri, the focus of much of the sandbagging, floodwaters from the Mississippi River surround the Mark Twain casino on three sides in the town of LaGrange, which isn't protected by a levee, said Sheriff David Parrish. People also are sandbagging around homes and the city hall there, as well as several other areas of the county. He said that one levee that protects the towns of Taylor and West Quincy is being shored up with 3,500 tons of rock.
'It is the second highest level by inches since '93,' he said of the river.
|Mark Twain Casino|
|Location||La Grange, Missouri|
|Address||104 Pierce St|
|Opening date||July 25, 2001|
|Total gaming space||18,000 sq ft (1,700 m2)|
|Notable restaurants||Winner's Grill, Huckleberry's Steakhouse|
|Previous names||Terrible's Mark Twain Casino (2005-2011)|
Mark Twain Casino and RV Park is a casino located in La Grange, Missouri owned by Affinity Gaming. LaGrange is in Northeast Missouri and sits on the Mississippi River. The property has an 18,000 sq ft (1,700 m2) casino. The casino floor has over 420 slot machines and video poker, as well as 6 table games.
The Mark Twain Casino opened July 21, 2005 and was first operated by Grace Entertainment. Mark Twain Casino and RV Park was one of three Midwest casinos acquired from Grace Entertainment in 2005 for $287 million. The other casinos were St. Jo Frontier Casino in St. Joseph, Missouri and Lakeside Hotel and Casino in Osceola, Iowa. When Herbst Gaming took over, the casino's name was changed to Terrible's Mark Twain Casino. In May 2011, Herbst Gaming changed its name to Affinity Gaming, and the casino's name reverted back to its original name, dropping 'Terrible's'. Michael Silberling was named CEO of Affinity Gaming in August 2014. 
The venue's RV park has 8 RV hook up spaces with level concrete pads, room for slide-outs, water and electrical hook-ups.
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