BREAKING: 18 Children Trapped on School Bus in Flood Water near Mascoutah, IL (Updated)
** 18 Children on School Bus Swept into Pond in rural Illinois
** Semi Tractor Trailer also swept off road
The St. Louis region is facing record flood waters after 9 inches of rain slammed the metro area this weekend.
The region if facing major flooding after the historic rains.
The purple dots reflect major flooding along the Mississippi River in and near St. Louis.
The flood walls went up in downtown St. Louis this weekend.
Flood wall going up in downtown St Louis pic.twitter.com/k9ptEPK9SM
— Sweet Polly Purebred (@shesova) December 27, 2015
Children are trapped on a bus in flood waters near Mascoutah, Illinois.
Rising flood waters has trapped a group of children on a school bus near Mascoutah.
The bus is currently located at Highway 161 at North County Road.
It is unclear the ages of the children on board.
The Illinois State Police, Mascoutah, Belleville, and St. Clair County, Illinois officials are all on the scene.
More… The bus with 18 children was swept off the road.
— River Region News (@RiverRegionNews) December 29, 2015
UPDATE: The children were rescued by emergency workers.
Water Rescue: BFD assisted Mascoutah FD with rescue of students and driver from school bus stranded in high water. No reported injuries.
— BFD PIO (@BFDPIO) December 29, 2015