ST. LOUIS SWAMPED IN RECORD FLOOD=> Brentwood Under Water – 1-70 Closed – Boats to the Rescue – State of Emergency

St. Louis is suffering through record rain and flooding since Christmas Day.
manchester road

A flood wall is going up in St. Louis as city braces for RECORD FLOOD WATER…

The rain is expected to continue until Monday afternoon which will cause more flooding.
KMOV reported:

Tonight: The final round of heavy rain and thunderstorms will bring another 1″-3″+ of rainfall. Main threat will be flash flooding, especially during the morning commute Monday morning. Travel will be difficult. Very windy with a low of 40.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Thursday to the second highest level on record after the Great Flood of 1993.

** A State of Emergency was just declared for St. Louis County surrounding St. Louis City.

The suburb of Brentwood just outside of St. Louis is flooded.
Rescue boats were sent out to save residents and stranded motorists from the floodwaters.

Six people were rescued on Manchester Road near Brentwood.

Manchester Road is a very busy thoroughfare from the city through West County.

St. Louis has been pounded by rain storms since Christmas day.

The rain will continue tonight and Monday.
KSDK reported:

Monday: Windy with more rain and storms, heaviest rain will fall from 6am-noon which will lead to additional flash flooding concerns for the morning commute…. Highs in the mid 40s.

**Rivers, streams, and creeks are all forecast to crest sometime between Tuesday-Thursday which will lead to more flooding concerns. For a complete list of river/steam flood stages see this link http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=LSX **

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