Flooding hits Hermann MO businesses and youth sports

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HERMANN, MO (KPLR) - In the small town of Hermann Missouri most summer days and nights are filled with locals practicing or enjoying soccer and baseball games. Heavy rains over the weekend caused the most active park known as Lion Field to become flooded.  Police chief Marlon Walker says the water started to flow in from the Missouri River causing some downtown businesses to close up shop.

“Ball games have to be postponed and cancelled it affects pretty much the baseball season. It's mostly the main street district and a few streets there that’s it for right now.”Said Walker

The town of 3,000 people reaches flood stage at 21 feet. As of Monday it’s at 26.8 and is expected to crest at 26.9 ft by Tuesday morning.

Officials say it could take more than a week for the water to recede after the crest.