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A St. Louis firefighter steers a vehicle that has become stuck in high waters as a tow truck pushes in St. Louis on April 2. 2014. Heavy, all-day rains have flooded many area roads in low areas near the Mississippi River. Three cars were stranded in this area north of the city but no injuries were reported. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Minor Flooding in Parts of Northeast Missouri

The Mississippi River is flooding in several towns north of St. Louis as a result of recent rains, and the high water will apparently stick around for several days.

05/01/2014

Getty/Mario Tama

Illinois Inmates Help In Pre-Emptive Sandbagging

With flood season approaching, Illinois prison inmates are helping restock the supply of sandbags for makeshift levees.

04/12/2014

A tree was downed in University City after a tornado touched down. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe weather including heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and a tornado in University City.

04/03/2014

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Flood Insurance Rate Spikes Ripple Across Missouri, Illinois

Policyholders who have long-enjoyed subsidized rates under the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program will see premiums rise steadily in the coming years.

03/24/2014

Photo National Weather Service

Flooding Preps Underway for St. Louis

Soon a cold and snowy winter will give way to a wet spring that could bring with it flood-level river waters.

03/10/2014

Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. The diversion flooded about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland and 100 homes in the state. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.  (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Farmers and Business Owners File Suit Over Missouri River

The group is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, claiming the agency mismanaged the Missouri River since 2006 and contributed to major flooding in five states.

03/05/2014

Photo: KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits

Spring Flooding Outlook

With the abundance of snow we’ve experienced over this long winter, is there a potential for spring flooding this year? One local weather expert is revealing his spring outlook with an eye on the potential for flooding.

02/24/2014

Cold Snap Could Mean More Catastrophic Clean-Up

Catastrophic cleaning companies have been inundated with calls from homeowners facing a mess from burst pipes or from foundations leaking after a snow melt.

01/27/2014

Getty/Marc Piscotty

Missouri Sends Help To Colorado

Task Force One will be doing search & rescue missions in flooded areas.

09/15/2013

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Nixon Seeks Disaster Declaration for Missouri Flooding

Gov. Jay Nixon is asking the federal government to issue a major disaster declaration for 22 southern Missouri counties hit hard by this month’s floods.

08/27/2013

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