Flash flood causes rescue work on the water, blocking roads through St. Petersburg. Louis region

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOV) – Heavy rains and flash floods affected St. Region Louis on Tuesday.

At 3:30 a.m., first responders closed all lanes of Interstate 64 eastbound near Grand. It reopened shortly before 7 am on Tuesday. On the Interstate, 55 drivers turned off the highway before the Potomac. Eastbound Interstate 44 is the third interstate to be affected. All lanes in the Hamptons were closed.

Only after 6 am the church of St. The Louis Fire Department said several vehicles were stranded on Interstate 44 near Jefferson Avenue.

Drivers needed to find an alternate route on Interstate 70 eastbound near Natural Bridge and Jennings Station Road. In addition, Interstate 70 was closed in both directions near the Mid Rivers Shopping Center in St. Louis. Charles.

Corporal Dallas Thompson of the Missouri Highway Patrol advised drivers not to drive on interstate highways in St. Louis. Louis and St. Charles County until after the morning commute to let the water recede.

Several streets in University City, Maplewood, St. Louis. District of Louis and St. Louis City was considered impassable. News 4 Damon Arnold spotted several cars parked on flooded roads with water up to the door handles.

The National Weather Service said the area had broken the all-time daily rainfall record since August 1915, when 8.06 inches of rain fell as of 7 a.m.

Crews rescued 6 people and 6 dogs after 18 flooded houses in the 2700 block of Hermitage Avenue near Ellendale. Approximately 15 residents decided to take shelter on the spot. Andrew Schafer rescued his family and dogs from his home when water seeped into his basement ‘like a waterfall’.

“I carried all three of my dogs, three children and my wife. It happened about seven years ago,” Shafer said. He told News 4 that he was returning to his area to help others who were trapped.

The nature reserve parking lot at the Winding Creek Apartments was completely flooded with water, leaving residents trapped. Approximately 15-16 people were trapped inside while rescue boats rescued residents. In total, about 150 residents had to be rescued.

A resident of Ferguson saved her neighbor after hearing her cries for help. Brittany Duve was walking through her flooded basement early Tuesday morning when she heard screams. She said she looked out the window and noticed a woman stuck on the roof of her car as flood waters rose. Duve then jumped in and rescued the woman, who was said to be fine.

Westover Apartments in University City, residents were evacuated. The complex’s parking lot looked like a river, and the cars were flooded. Patrick Huber said his historic university home was damaged when water hit the ground floor.

The Maryland Heights Community Center opened as a temporary shelter for residents. The HEIGHTS Community Center in Richmond Heights on Dale Avenue has opened its doors to internally displaced people and is a haven for those who need to stay overnight. The University City School District is advising flood-displaced families to go to relief sites in Barbara S. Jordan, Pershing, or Brittany Woods.

St. Charles County residents were urged to stay home Tuesday morning after 9.11 air traffic controllers were overwhelmed with water rescue calls.

Rescue of homeless paws on the street. Peters told News 4 that all of their puppies drowned. Their adult dogs are reported to be fine and The shelter is asking for donations.

The Gate Arch was closed all day due to flooding caused by record rainfall. Anyone with a pre-purchased ticket for the Tram Ride to the Summit or the Documentary will receive a refund as soon as possible.

At Metro East, Scott Air Force Base has announced a postponement of reopening. Southern Illinois University’s Edwardsville campus released a statement explaining that they will be closed until further notice.

St. Clare County Animal Services was flooded and the dogs were in the water. They ask people help to adopt a dog or cat for at least a week.

MetroTransit said passengers may experience delays of up to two hours for MetroBus, MetroLink and Call-A-Ride service. MetroLink Station shuttles were transporting passengers by bus between the following MetroLink stations due to flooding:

  • Lambert Airport and Central West Ends stations
  • University City-Big Bend and Central West End stations

The train at the Delmar Loop station suffered significant damage. Metro says normal service to MetroLink can only be restored in two weeks. To learn more about metro delays, click gentlemen.

The Muny canceled an evening performance of the musical Legally Blonde on Tuesday due to flooding in Forest Park. The rescheduled performance will take place on August 1. 1 at 8:15 pm The Muny said that all tickets for the Tuesday night show will be automatically rolled over to the August show.