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Although it has not yet reached flood stage in Callaway County, the Missouri River already is running high near Portland.

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Locals recall ‘great flood of 1993’ as they brace for rising water

PORTLAND — Eighteen years ago, Loretta Mize spent a week stranded with her 4-year-old granddaughter and her mother-in-law when the Missouri River rose up over its banks just a few hundred meters away, leaving her home surrounded by water.

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