Clarksville Flood Relief
During the week of April 14th, 2013 heavy rainfall and melting snow threatened many parts of the country, in particular, the Midwest. As the Mississippi River began to rise the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) called upon AmeriCorps St. Louis (ACSTL) to travel to Clarksville, Missouri to assist in the flood fight.
On Wednesday April, 17th, 25 Members of the ACSTL Emergency Response Team deployed to the northeastern Missouri town of Clarksville, whereupon they immediately began constructing floodwalls, sandbagging, and establishing a volunteer reception center (VRC).
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