Record rain causes heavy flooding in St. Louis area; 1 dead


A record rain leaves one person dead and causes heavy flooding in the St. Louis area A state of emergency has been declared after several inches of rain killed one person displaced many others and resulted in rescues from vehicles and homes National weather service meteorologist Zach Taylor says The Rain shattered a record that had lasted more than 100 years The St. Louis airport actually it was 8.6 so that broke the previous record for any day which was 6.85 inches Which was August 20th 1915 Patrick huber who lives in university city just outside of St. Louis tells kmov TV The Rain destroyed his historic house About a hundred years old at parquet floors on the first floor and all the water came bubbling up through the registers from the basement Tuesday's rainfall followed a period of extended drought in the region I'm Mike Hempen

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