Flood Information:

ABSOLUTLEY NO TRAFFIC ALLOWED ON LEVEES! ANYONE CAUGHT ON THE LEVEES MAY BE FINED AND CAN BE JAILED! Use caution and be aware of water over state and county roads. Turn around, don't drown!

 

  • Roads Closed: For information regarding road closures please contact the Holt County Road & Bridge Supervisor - Daryl Biermann, the Holt County Commissioners, or the Holt County Sheriff's Department.

    • Holt 247 - Highway 59 to Quebec Road
    • Nickel Road - Maywood Road to Highway BB
    • Whispering Oaks Drive - Vista Drive to Highway 59
    • Holt 340 - Unity Road to Andrew/Holt County Line
    • Holt 290 - Forest City limits to Highway 159
    • Holt 295 - Live Oak Road to Moondance Road
    • Live Oak Road - Holt 290 to Holt 295
    • Ivy Road - Holt 290 to Highway 159
    • Holt 310 - Highway T to Oakvale Road
    • Holt 280 - November Road to Omaha Road
    • Squirrel Road - Holt 200 to Holt 190
    • Holt 120 - Highway DD to Memphis Road
    • Dandelion Road - Highway 59 to dead end
    • Squirrel Road - Holt 180 to Holt 190
    • Kayak Road - Holt 140 to Highway C
    • November Road - Highway HH to Holt 150
    • Elmwood Road - Highway 59 to Holt 170
    • Holt 180 - Highway 113 to Raintree Drive
    • Holt 120 - Omaha Road to State Highway D
    • Pebble Road - Holt 100 to Holt 110
    • Holt 140 - November Road to Omaha Road
    • Juniper Road - State Highway N to Holt 140
     
 
  • At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Northwest Health Services will have their mobile bus set up in front of the Holt County Health Department in Oregon handing out supplies for the flood victims on Thursday June 6th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

  • At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019: A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the City of Craig. For any questions please contact the City of Craig at 660-683-5412 or the Emergency Management Director, Tom Bullock at 816-262-8159.

  • At 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019: A shelter is open at the First Christian Church in Mound City. Located at 402 E 5th Street, Mound City, MO 64470.

  • At 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019: A voluntary evacuation order was issued for the City of Craig.

  • At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Use caution and be aware of water over state and county roads.

  • At 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Holt County Commissioners and Holt County Law Enforcement closed the courthouse and county offices due to impending inclement weather. Everyone please be safe!

  • At 10:15 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, City of Craig cleanup starting Monday, April 8th. Contact Craig City Hall before 3 p.m. at 660-683-5412 for details.
  • At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Donations for flood relief can be made as follows:                  Flood_Donations.PNG
  • At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Holt County Citizens that are displace please attend:Flood_meeting_Info_2.PNG
  • At 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, The Holt County Health Department will be giving Tdap Vaccinations at the Community Multi-Purpose Building 708 Nebraska St, Mound City, MO 64470 on Thursday April 4th at 1:00pm.  Anyone that has not received a Tetanus containing vaccine in the last 10 years and is in the flood affected areas needs to be vaccinated.  If you have any questions you can reach the Health Department at 660-446-2909.
  • At 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, The Holt County Health Department is currently giving out Tdap shots at the Holt County Health Dept.  We are located at 108 S Main St  Oregon, MO 64473.  Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:30pm and Friday 8:00am-1:00pm.  Anyone that has not received a Tetanus containing vaccine in the last 10 years and is in the flood affected areas needs to be vaccinated.  If you have any questions you can reach the Health Department at 660-446-2909.
  • At 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Fresh vegetables and milk available at the Mound City Head Start. Located at 1530 Nebraska St. 
  • At 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, Holt County Citizens that are displaced, please attend:Flood_Meeting_Info.PNG
  • At 3:00 p.m. on Satuday, March 23, 2019, Reminder: No traffic allowed on levees.
  • At 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, Memphis Road west of the levee is closed. No traffic allowed.
  • At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, Bottled water will be available at the southern part of the Mound City Road & Bridge barn lot. Located at 213 West 3rd Street.
  • At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, Mound City Head Start will be open on Saturday from 9 till 2 and closed Sunday.
  • At 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, The Holt County Health Department will be at the Mound City Nutrition Site address: 613 State St, Mound City, Mo 64470 on Monday, March 25th at 9:30am to give out Tdap shots to the public. Anyone who is in a flood affected area and has not received a Tetanus containing vaccine in the last 10 years needs to be vaccinated. If you have any questions you can reach the Health Department at 660-446-2909.
  • At 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, EFFECTIVE 4 P.M. ON THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019, AUTHORITIES HAVE ADVISED THAT NO BOATS ARE ALLOWED ON FLOODWATERS, UNLESS YOU ARE A HOMEOWNER CHECKING ON YOUR PROPERTY. HOMEOWNERS PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN CHECKING ON PROPERTY.
  • At 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, GOVERNOR PARSON HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN MISSOURI DUE TO WORSENING CONDITIONS.
  • 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, The Holt County Health Dept has received Tdap vaccine to be distributed to the public.  Anyone that has not received a Tetanus containing vaccine in the last 10 years and is in the flood affected areas needs to be vaccinated.  If you have any questions you can reach the Health Department at 660-446-2909.
  • 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Greg Book, the Mayor of Forest City, has recommended a Voluntary evacuation ON COMMERCIAL STREET ONLY.
  • At 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Anyone that needs food, supplies, and baby items please go to the Mound City Headstart Center. Located at 1530 Nebraska St, Mound City.
  • At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, MANDATORY EVACUATION ISSUED FOR EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES PLANT IN FOREST CITY.
  • At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Andrew County Sheriff & staff are assisting Holt County Sheriff's Department. Holt County and the Holt County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Andrew County Sheriff's Office offering assistance to Holt County. 
  • At 9:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Intersection of T Highway and Holt 330 closed - Water over road.
  • At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Highway 111 closed east of Forest City, water over road. 
  • At 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Needing help sandbagging in Forest City.
  • At 1:39 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Breach at Fortescue at 159 Highway.
  • At 1:19 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Levees in Craig breached. Water is still rising. Sandbagging has stopped. Water plant still operational. 
  • At 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Flash flood warning for Craig ONLY due to levee breach.
  • At 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Levee near Craig school has breached. Authorities have issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION for those left in the City of Craig.
  • At 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Currently filling sandbags in Craig. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  • At 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Water seeping in Craig north of school.
  • At 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Currently filling sandbags in Craig. Any help is appreciated.
  • At 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Big Tarkio levee breach on both sides south of bridge.
  • At 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Emergency shelter open at First Christian Church, located at 402 5th Street, Mound City.
  • AT 1:05 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019, THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR THE CITY OF CRAIG. FIRETRUCKS WILL BE GOING AROUND WITH SIRENS ON.
  • At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Breach on Big Tarkio River at Craig.
  • At 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, People needed to sandbag in Craig starting 9-9:30.
  • At 4:15 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, Bottled water, apples, and onions available at the water plant in Forest City and Craig City Hall.
  • At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, Sandbagging at Forest City water plant at 6 p.m. Your help is greatly appreciated!
  • At 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, Call Krissy at the Holt County Health Department at 660-446-2909 to see if you are qualified for a Tetanus shot.
  • At 7:30 p.m. Sunday March 17, 2019, Levee #9 south of Fortescue has overtopped.
  • At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, Levee by Fortescue is under observation.
  • At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3 foot of water covering conservation.
  • At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, Levee south of Weber Farms is overtopping.
  • At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, Sandbagging going on Forest City at the water plant. Water topping levee at Weber farms. All help greatly needed. Call 660-491-4648 for a ride.
  • At 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, Volunteers needed to sandbag in Craig at noon. Your help is appreciated!
  • At 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, For residents without water, bottled water can be obtained at the Methodist church in Fortescue and Swampy Bottom Bait Shop in Bigelow.
  • At 8:00 p.m Saturday, March 16, 2019, some roads have water over them. Please be careful and turn around when encountering them. Do not try to go through!
  • At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, A huge thanks goes to all the men, women, boys, and girls who took a huge chunk of their day and loaded sandbags. We appreciate your help and your support. Thank you!
  • At 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, Nodaway river out of banks at Fillmore bridge.
  • At 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, Breach west of Craig where Big Tarkio meets Missouri river.
  • Sand bag filling at Oregon Road and Bridge Barn - Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
  • At 9:03 a.m. on Friday, the 15th of March 2019, water is topping levee north of Rulo Bridge. There is a MANDATORY EVACUATION for Big Lake and surrounding areas.
  • At 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 14th of March 2019, Holt County Commission and Holt County Levee Districts would like to report that releases from Gavins Point is currently at 90,000 CSF and is expected to increase.
  • At 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 14th of March 2019, Holt County Commission and Holt County Levee Districts would like to report that releases from Gavins Point is currently at 80,000 CSF and is expected to increase.
  • At 3:12 p.m. on Thursday, the 14th of March 2019, Presiding Commissioner Tom Bullock declared a State of Emergency for Holt County.
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019, Holt County Commission and Holt County Levee Districts would like to report that releases from Gavins Point is currently at 60,000 CSF and is expected to increase.
  • At 7:00 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, Holt County Commission and Holt County Levee Districts are issuing an EVACUATION RECOMMENDATION effective at 7 a.m. on Thursday, the 14th of March 2019 for low lying areas east of the Missouri River. This is due to Missouri River level forecasted to be at or near record levels. Currently water is NOT coming over the levees and the river is STILL within the levee system. This is a proactive move by the county so that residents of the flood plain have time to evacuate safely. IF YOU DO NOT LIVE WITHIN THE AFFECTED AREA OR HAVE EQUIPMENT OUT THERE, PLEASE STAY OUT! Access Roads to the boat dock at Payne’s Landing will be closed. Persons not evacuating out of the area caught going around barricades will be ticketed.

Welcome to Holt County!

Holt County is small…and we think that’s an asset! We have great schools, abundant wildlife, and a relaxed way of life with a small home town feel. Our citizens are vibrant and fun-loving with a strong work ethic that’s tied to the land.

The Missouri River forms the western boundary of Holt County, offering the potential for barge traffic and recreational activities such as fishing and boating. Interstate 29 Highway crosses Holt County from north to south, providing easy access to not only all areas of the county but provides easy access to the metropolitan areas of Kansas City and Omaha as well. This four-lane highway enables efficient shipping of goods and hosts travelers from across the country. A main rail line runs through the county and connects to western destinations via the historic Rulo Railway Bridge.

Agriculture is our mainstay. The same rich soils supported both the Native Americans that once settled among our scenic Loess Bluffs and the pioneers who settled this land over 175 years ago. The modern farmers of today use satellite technology to increase yields and look for ways to prosper with the fertile land. Local farmers have established themselves in ag-related markets and take pride in knowing their corn and soybeans are used country wide. Entrepreneurs have found niche markets in other ag-related products such as organic farming, growing grapes for wine production, or using the corn grown in Holt County to produce Ethanol.

Holt County offers many adventures and attractions. Mound City, located directly on Interstate 29 Highway, offers dining, fuel, and hotel options. While there, visit the nine-hole Golf Course, Sports Complex, City Park, or enjoy a performance at the State Theater. Mound City Development Corporation is well on its way to establishing Mound City as a great Missouri Wine Country area. An annual Winefest celebration is held at Griffith Park. The Holt County Historical Society, located in Mound City, not only operates a Genealogy and Research Center but supports the Society’s Mound City Museum housed in the former Burlington Northern Railroad Depot. The county seat, Oregon, hosts a modern courthouse design worth visiting and is located on the Lewis & Clark Trail. The Holt County Museum and Research Center, located by the Courthouse, allows a look back in time for the area. In Forest City, visit the Forest City Drug Store Museum. The museum will enlighten travelers with unique theme displays and activities. Craig hosts the Ethanol plant and imports corn grown from within the county and Northwest Missouri region. If you like to hunt, Bigelow offers guided hunting, lodging, and dining. The cities of Corning and Maitland offer that small hometown feel without the hustle and bustle of big town living. Big Lake hosts recreational water activities within the largest oxbow lake in Missouri. It is also adjacent to Big Lake State Park which has the largest marsh in a state park in the state of Missouri. Holt County offers opportunities to visit several Missouri Department of Conservation locations where hunting, fishing, and camping can be done. Holt County also hosts Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, established in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, serves as a feeding and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It was officially named one of America’s Top 500 Globally Important Bird Areas. In December, the refuge celebrates Eagle Days. As many as 300 immature and adult bald eagles and an occasional golden eagle may be seen during this migration peak. A record 476 bald eagles were counted during a 2001 survey. While you’re there, don’t forget to climb our Loess Bluffs and gaze at the Missouri River valley of wide open spaces.

No matter which city you visit, you will feel at home with the small hometown feel and friendly locals. Whether you enjoy wildlife, fishing, hunting, water activities, historical places, or just want to unwind, relax, and look at the stars, Holt County has something to offer. Holt County is truly a great place to live, work, and visit.

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