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Storms Produce Heavy Rain, Causing Flash Flooding in the Ozarks

Heavy rains from thunderstorms have caused flash flooding in a number of communities in the Ozarks Saturday afternoon and evening.

Southwestern Greene County was briefly under a severe thunderstorm warning from 6:16 to 6:46 p.m., but the damaging wind and hail threat quickly subsided.

The National Weather Service received a report of a large tree down at Highway F and Farm Road 25 west of Bois D’Arc.

Check out where roads are closed due to flooding across the Ozarks with the MoDOT Traveler Information Map here.

More than 2.3 inches fell in about 45 minutes Saturday afternoon in central Greene County, causing water to flood Commercial street, Jefferson Avenue, and other streets in north Springfield.

Fire crews successfully completed two water rescues. A Flash Flood Warning was issued, but cancelled shortly after 5:00 p.m. after the water receded.

Flooding has also occurred in the Ava area, with reports of four inches of rain west of Ava and also in eastern Douglas County.

We’ve had reports of water flowing over Highway Y and Cowskin Creek northwest of Ava.

In addition, Prairie Creek at County Road 500 was impassable by early Saturday evening because the creek was rising over a low water crossing.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for northwestern Douglas County until 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for southwestern Barry County and McDonald County until 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Up to two inches of rain had fallen by 8:20 Saturday night in the Pineville, Anderson, Goodman, Seligman, and Exeter areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 2:45 a.m. Sunday for northwestern Barry, southwestern Lawrence and eastern Newton Counties. Radar has indicated between one and two inches of rain has fallen near the town of Granby, with additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches possible. Street flooding has been reported at Highway 60 and Main in Granby, with the water at least one foot in depth. Highway 86 is flooded between Harrison Avenue and Highway M in Stark City.

In Bolivar, an ambulance had to detour from a route because of a road closed due to flash flooding. The Bolivar area is included in a Flash Flood Warning until 11:45 Saturday night. We’ve had reports of a few homes flooded and sewage going into some homes, with numerous streets in town flooded.

Flash flooding has shut down traffic near Foose from Highway 65 to H and EE>

Northwestern Polk County and southwestern Hickory County are under a Flash Flood Warning until 11:30 p.m. and northeastern Polk County and southern Dallas County have a Flash Flood Warning until 11:45 p.m.

Southeastern St. Clair County is also under a Flash Flood Warning until 11:45 p.m. This includes the Osceola, Collins Roscoe and Truman Lake areas.

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