Motel A Mess, But Owners Vow To Rebuild

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

As Paul Hill drove away from the motel he and his wife Leeann own just north of the Highway 34 / Interstate 29 interchange on the evening of March 16, he wasn’t concerned about rising Missouri River flood water.

“We’ll be back in a few days, we won’t get wet,” Paul recalled thinking.

By the next morning, the hotel, like much of western Mills County and the city of Pacific Junction to the south, was under water. Swelling flood waters overtook the stressed Missouri River levee overnight causing the worst flooding the area had seen in recent memory.

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