Missouri Heavy Rain

By: associated press
By: associated press


UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) - Parts of the St. Louis region have seen more than 3 inches of rain, prompting some temporary
evacuations and water rescues.
Some eastern Missouri communities are expected to get 2 more inches of rainfall today.
Twenty-six homes were evacuated yesterday as a precaution in the St. Louis suburb of University City after the River Des Peres (duh-PAIR) overflowed.
Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Moore says residents began returning home yesterday once utility companies gave the OK. A few had flooded basements.
In St. Charles County, firefighters reported at least 20 calls
for water rescues on Monday. Assistant Chief Scott Freitag
(FRY'-tag) with the Cottleville Fire Protection district says flash
flooding occurred across low-lying roads. No serious injuries were
reported.


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