Floodwaters Inundated Central Missouri Parks
Ozarksfirst.com has provided aerial video footage of the floodwaters that have covered several campgrounds in central Missouri. Rainfall measuring between 10 inches and 13 inches has fallen there in the past week, sending rivers well above flood stages throughout the Mark Twain National Forest.
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Meanwhile, flash flooding is prompting water rescues and damage to buildings in southwest Missouri, The Associated Press reported.
Flash flooding was reported in southern Barry and Stone counties, including Roaring River State Park, after an estimated six inches of rain fell early today.
Western Taney County Fire Chief Chris Berndt told KYTV (http://bit.ly/13lZ0Wr ) rescue workers have evacuated three areas along Turkey Creek, where waters washed one or two mobile homes downstream. Berndt says several businesses and homes in Hollister have water damage.
The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District reports it has evacuated 22 people from a campground near Blue Eye. Campgrounds in Roaring River State Park in Barry County also are being evacuated. No injuries have been reported.
Interstate 44 near Jerome reopened today. More than 40 roads, mostly in central Missouri, are closed.