Death Toll of St. Louis Floods Rises As More Property Gets Destroyed

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10 rescue puppies in St. Peters die in flooding; St. Louis Zoo building roof collapses – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A person was killed and several people were injured when a river flooded a street in St. Louis. More rain was forecast, but it was expected to taper off by mid-afternoon.

One person was found dead in a vehicle that had become stuck in eight and a half feet of water in western St. Louis, city Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said. Videos on social media showed floodwater surrounding vehicles on other St. Louis-area streets.

Fire personnel rescued six people and six dogs by boat from flooded homes in St. Louis’ Ellendale neighborhood.

MetroLink’s Forest Park-DeBaliviere station was underwater Tuesday morning, and the county emergency management office warned people to avoid travel. Highways were mostly clear as of Tuesday afternoon, and all bridges over the River des Peres were open.

Floodwaters surrounded local resident Leisha Waters and her children in their apartment building in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant. Power was out for more than 10,000 homes and businesses in St. Charles and St. Louis counties.

The St. Louis Fire Chief said Tuesday that firefighters went on 70 different rescue assists of civilians in the area and that 14 to 15 homes suffered significant flooding.

Because of the destructive ramifications of so much flooding, the St. Louis County Executive has declared a state of emergency for the area.

For more updates on this flooding, please consider the news outlets below.

  1. 10 rescue puppies in St. Peters die in flooding; St. Louis Zoo building roof collapses  St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  2. Page declares state of emergency in St. Louis County following flooding  FOX 2 St. Louis
  3. At least 1 killed as record rainfall causes widespread flash flooding in St. Louis area  CNN
  4. Executive orders signed by Jones, Page, Lt. Gov Kehoe declaring State of Emergency  KMOV4
  5. UPDATE: Flooding at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre cleared  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
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