ST. LOUIS SWAMPED IN RECORD FLOOD=> Brentwood Under Water – 1-70 Closed – Boats to the Rescue – State of Emergency
A flood wall is going up in St. Louis as city braces for RECORD FLOOD WATER…
Flood wall going up in downtown St Louis pic.twitter.com/k9ptEPK9SM
— Sweet Polly Purebred (@shesova) December 27, 2015
The rain is expected to continue until Monday afternoon which will cause more flooding.
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.
The Mississippi River at St.Louis expected to crest at 2nd highest level on record behind the Great Flood of 1993 pic.twitter.com/UYsOHeeDHo
— Greg Diamond (@gdimeweather) December 27, 2015
** 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.
— KSDK NewsChannel 5 (@ksdknews) December 27, 2015
Six people were rescued on Manchester Road near Brentwood.
— PJ Randhawa (@PJKSDK) December 26, 2015
Manchester Road is a very busy thoroughfare from the city through West County.
— GunHippie (@GunHippie) December 26, 2015
St. Louis has been pounded by rain storms since Christmas day.
FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS remain in effect tonight from St. Louis to Danville. Stay off the roads tonight. pic.twitter.com/efZQzOo7A2
— Thomas Patrick (@ThomasPatrickWx) December 27, 2015
The rain will continue tonight and Monday.
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 **