Rivers start to drop, but flood crisis isn't over yet

Flooding from swollen rivers threatens parts of Arkansas MissouriMore

Flooding from swollen rivers threatens parts of Arkansas MissouriMore

Flooding has forced Missouri transportation officials to close Interstate 55, along with other major routes Wednesday, effectively cutting off St. Louis from any roads to the south.

A concrete company, bottom, a Wal-Mart, top center, and other businesses are under water Wednesday May 3, 2017, along USA 67 in the heavily flooded East Pocahontas, Ark.

In northeast Arkansas, a Black River levee was breached Wednesday morning near Pocahontas.

"I'm happy once that goes down, we can start getting to our work where we need to be", said driver Tracy Schaefferkoepper.

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"After flooding smashed records that had stood for over 100 years, more heavy rain is headed toward the Ozarks and mid-Mississippi Valley, bringing a threat of renewed flash flooding and adding to already swollen rivers and reservoirs", Erdman said.

As if southeast Missouri hasn't had more than enough rain and flooding in the past week, the region can expect another day of heavy precipitation until it enters a much-needed dry spell this weekend and continuing into next week.

The breach could prove beneficial for downriver towns because enough water will flow out of the river system to lower crest predictions on the other side of the breach, Fuchs said.

In the event you neither live in the Midwest nor watch the news, know this: a series of storms have slammed regions spanning from the southern states up through the central Midwest and to the upper Great Lakes region. A bridge is closed at Chester, Illinois.

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"I think you'll see more of that", Galloway said. "It rips the asphalt right off the roads", Robert Criss, a geologist at Washington University in St. Louis who has studied flood risks, said.

Even after the crest, major flooding will continue on the MS for most of next week. The half-red, half-white circles indicate roads closed due to flooding. Like many other low-lying areas, parts of the inundated areas of Pocahontas were developed over the last few decades, despite the risk of flooding should the levees be overtopped or fail.

Shayna Kremer took several photos in Pacific, another city along the Meramec River, on Tuesday evening showing streets flooded in all directions. However, the Westbound I-44 exit to Soccer Park remains closed and the Westbound I-44 exit to Route 141 in St. Louis County.

Some of the city's mass transit was delayed, with entrances to Penn Station temporarily closed, and some motorists had to be rescued from stalled cars, CNN affiliate WABC reported.

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Volunteers are creating sandbags in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to prevent floodwaters from damaging homes in the area. "A small creek would rise fairly quickly, and will come down fairly quickly", said Mark Fuchs of the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

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