Branson eyes risk for devastating flooding

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BRANSON, Mo. - City leaders urge residents to evacuate along Lake Taneycomo.

From American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri has opened two shelters, one in Anderson, Mo and one in Branson, Mo., to assist people affected by the storms and flooding that continue to affect Southern Missouri.

The shelters are located at the First Baptist Church, 1 Friendship Lane in Anderson, and the Branson United Methodist, 1208 W. Highway 76, Branson. Individuals and families from those areas who are impacted by the on-going emergency situation are encouraged to visit the nearest shelter location for food, water and a place to spend the night. Anyone needing to utilize the shelter for overnight accommodations due to being evacuated should bring a couple of day’s supply of all medications, clean clothing and any comfort items.

Red Cross partner agencies will also be opening shelters in the following communities at these locations:

Old Reeds Springs Middle School, Hwys 76 & 413, Reeds Spring

Calvary Baptist Church, 2650 Oak Ridge Extension, Neosho.

Winona Senior Center, 212 Sapper St., Winona

United Methodist Church, 1600 North Central, Monett

Red Cross teams continue to work with Emergency Management offices throughout Southern Missouri to assess the situation in other communities and determine what families impacted by the severe weather might need.

For more information, call the Red Cross office toll free at (866) 206-0256.

From Branson Landing, early Saturday evening:

Due to heavy rainfall across the area, Branson Landing is experiencing high water levels along the Lake Taneycomo waterfront, which is affecting the lower service road, sidewalks along the Taneycomo lakeshore and the fountains. Lower sections of the South and North Parking lots have some overflow water, as well. All areas affected have been blocked off for safety purposes and we are in constant communication with the Emergency Management Teams, Branson Landing Shops and Restaurants.

Due to additional rainfall expected this evening, the Branson Landing retailers closed their businesses tonight at 6 PM. Select restaurants will remain open this evening during dinner rush, so…please call to confirm that they are open, prior to venturing out. For the restaurant directory, click

Additional updates will be posted on Branson Landing’s website and FB Pages – so, please check back for any future updates.