On Sunday, June 2nd, the Missouri River was considerably over flood stage. Many of the residents were subject to these waters in their basements and some in their front lawns. This is the worst flooding Hermann Missouri has seen since the flood of 1993.
The talk of the town was the stranded RV in the Hermann City Park. Police attempted to contact the owner but was informed that he was out of town. Residents slowed as they crossed the bridge on Highway 100 onto Highway 19.
Ochsner Field has taken a beating as well. The water quickly rushed over the berm into the baseball field and completely flooded the park. Although, today, the waters have almost receded to normal, Ochsner Field is still containing all the water. Plans to pump the water out are under way.
The sign at Riverfront Park, which is a landmark to the town, started to become submerged in the flood. Although, the flood waters continued to rise, residents proceeded to take pictures of the raising river in hopes that it would soon stop its ascension.
Thankfully, the water has receded that the Tree of Life Celebration at Upper City Park adjacent to Ochsner field will still be held today.