Floodwaters Slam Parts of Missouri

Posted by Warren Krech on August 7, 2013

(AP) Heavy rain has hit waterlogged south-central Missouri, causing road closures and some evacuations.

MoDOT closed sections of Interstate 44 south of Rolla and U.S. 63 in Maries County after about 6 inches of rain fell this morning.

The weather service says the heavy rains caused power outages in Rolla and St. James, and some flooding in Miller County homes. The Miller County Commission has issued a state of emergency, and recommended evacuations in low-lying areas.

Authorities say the search for a missing woman will resume when conditions allow. The woman is believed to be the mother of a 4-year-old boy swept out of a vehicle Tuesday near Waynesville.

You can see the latest road closures in the state here.

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