At least 6 dead as heavy rains flood Missouri

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heavy rain has pushed creeks and rivers out of their banks across Missouri, causing the deaths of at least six people.

The National Weather Service on Sunday issued flash flood warnings for much of Missouri, where three to six inches of rain fell during the weekend, and up to four inches more of rain was expected through Monday.

Pulaski County Sheriff Ronald Long said Sunday that six people died in two separate overnight incidents when two cars drove into flooded roadways. The Missouri State Highway Patrol told KYTV that authorities on Sunday also recovered the body of a driver from a creek in Greene County.

Barry County emergency officials say crews rescued people from 29 vehicles stranded by rising waters, and several other people had to be evacuated from homes.

 

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