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Rain, flash floods shake St. Louis

One person died Tuesday in St. Louis after the city saw 9 inches of rain in one day, beating a record of 6.85 inches set 107 years ago. Officials described the rain as “catastrophic”.

Six inches of rain hit St. Louis in just a few hours, causing severe flash flooding and leading to dangerous situations with trapped drivers and flooded homes.

“The flood came quickly and suddenly like I have never experienced in my life. The rain literally rained non-stop all night through this morning,” Brittney Perry, a 32-year-old St. Louis resident, told Accuweather.

“It was utterly horrific to watch our entire basement and garage flood and lose several sentimental items, including my late father’s electric guitar,” she added, in our backyard,” Perry said.

One person was found dead in a vehicle stuck in “about 8 feet” of water, Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said.

The flood caused a gas leak at the St. Louis Zoo and the city’s famous Gateway Arch had to close. A suburb of St. Louis saw over 11 inches of rain.

“We want to make sure our communities have all the resources available to respond and protect Missourians,” Gov. Mike Parson said.

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