Record Rainfall in St. Louis Shuts Down Interstates and Roads – Weather Experts Warn “Do Not Drown!”
Weather experts and law enforcement are telling those in the St. Louis region, do not leave your house and “do not drown”.
Experts in the St. Louis area are warning people in the area – “Do not drown!”
Local ABC reports:
Record rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across the St. Louis area early Tuesday, closing multiple roadways and prompting rescues from vehicles stranded by high waters, authorities said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Rainfall of between 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) was reported overnight, the National Weather Service said on Twitter. St. Louis recorded more than 7 inches of rainfall Tuesday morning, surpassing the record of 6.85 inches from Aug. 20, 1915, the weather service said.
People are being asked to avoid driving today due to the rain.
New #flooding images coming out of #StLouis show the dire conditions that are causing some people leave their homes, including one person who needed help from a reporter while he was reporting live on TV. pic.twitter.com/UgCKjAv7Ts
— Morning Express with Robin Meade (@MorningExp) July 26, 2022
It is estimated that a foot of rain has fallen in some areas.
This is what my street looks like now in the St Louis flood pic.twitter.com/Nr2nSna0yg
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) July 26, 2022
Water levels are up.
A creek water level gauge in the St Louis suburbs… I think there was some heavy rain pic.twitter.com/hRjiTwD1XH
— Cody Matz (@CodyMatzFox9) July 26, 2022
Since midnight, and still raining. History being made for most rain, and rescues continue around St Louis. pic.twitter.com/dnHD6nHWuy
— Brian Smith WTVC (@StormTrackBrian) July 26, 2022
There was over 8 inches of rainfall at the airport.
— Anthony Slaughter (@WthrmnSlaughter) July 26, 2022