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Historic Overnight Flooding in St. Louis

Governor Parson released a statement in regards to the substantial flooding in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

First responders in the area are using boats as they work to rescue motorists and residents impacted by the historic flooding. The National Weather Service in St. Louis says more than 8 inches of rain have fallen at Lambert Field since midnight, breaking an all-time daily record from the August 1915 Galveston Hurricane.

In a release from the Governors office, Parson stated “I have been briefed on the extreme flooding in the St. Louis area. We appreciate the rapid and professional response of local first responders and emergency managers involved in flood rescues and other protective measures. We also thank our Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT crews for working alongside local teams.”

All four major interstates heading into St. Louis have had at least one closure due to flash flooding.

The Governor is currently overseas on a trade mission, and has briefed Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe on the situation should he need to step in to assist.

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has also reacted to the flooding emergency: