Flooding Major Problem After Area Storms
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A tornado watch for the St. Louis area was cancelled Monday night but a flash flood warning remained in effect for both St. Louis and the Metro East into the early morning Tuesday.
In St. Charles at Kingshighway and First Capitol Drive water was ten inches deep and fire crews were pulling cars out of flood waters.
There was twelve inches of water at Highway C and Green Acres Road in Lincoln County Monday night.
Hail up to a half-inch in diameter was reported in a number of areas including St. Louis, Overland and Creve Coeur. There was major tree damage in Cottleville and Ballwin.
Winds gusted to near 70 miles-per0 hour in St. Charles.
An unconfirmed tornado took the roof off the science building at Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal.
Power lines were reported down at Mexico and Bryan Road in O’Fallon, Missouri.
The National Weather Service said late Monday night that additional flooding is also expected on the Mississippi River at Alton Lock and Dam 26. This will affect Madison and St. Charles Counties. The flood warning on the Mississippi River is due to three inches of rain in just a six-hour period.
Ameren Missouri crews are working through the morning. At one point more than 17,000 customers were without power, mainly west of I-270. Ameren Illinois also had about 14,000 outages at one point, mainly north of the Alton area.