Heavy Rainfall Triggers Flash Flooding in St Louis

Flash floods hit the St Louis area, Missouri, for a second time this week, on Thursday July 28, according to the National Weather Service.

The St Louis Fire Department on Thursday said they responded to 75 flood related emergencies and sixty civilians were rescued and or assisted. The fire department warned motorists that several feet of flooding had been reported and said not to drive through standing water.

This video posted by Twitter user Brent Pearson shows a car stuck in gushing floodwaters in Webster Groves on July 28. “With the help of a few neighbors, we pulled a woman from this car at Kirkham and Elm”, Pearson tweeted.

Thursday’s flooding comes two days after parts of the St Louis metropolitan area saw more than nine inches of rain, according to the NWS. At least two people have been reported killed in Tuesday’s flooding. Credit: Brent Pearson via Storyful

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