Task Force One will be doing search & rescue missions in flooded areas.
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.
A single mother made a distress call on her cellphone moments after her car was swept into floods in her hometown in south-central Missouri.
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Over the last 48 hours more than 10 inches of rain has fallen near Fort Leonard Wood.
The storms included one that spawned a tornado in the St. Louis area and others that caused widespread flooding.
Gov. Nixon cut funding for education and stockpiled tax revenues two years ago while committing $150 million to respond to the deadly Joplin tornado and widespread flooding.
“It held up to its level of protection and then once it overtopped then the soil couldn’t handle the erosive forces of the water,” Project Manager Matthew Hunn said.
Another line of strong thunderstorms pushed thru the St Louis area Sunday evening-dumping large amounts of rain-prompting numerous flash flood watches and warnings.
Team CEO says water rose to 10th row of Saddledome arena, lockerrooms were submerged.