John S. Hark, Hannibal's emergency management director, reported the City of Hannibal set the floodgates at Hill Street and Center Street at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

John S. Hark, Hannibal's emergency management director, reported the City of Hannibal set the floodgates at Hill Street and Center Street at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

He has explained that a crest prediction of 20.5 feet or more requires the gates on Hill and Center streets be set. The remaining three gates — two on Broadway and one on South Main Street — are placed when the forecast is at 21.5 feet or more.