Heavy rains cause flash floods in St. Louis

Flash floods hit the St. Louis, Missouri area for the second time this week on Thursday, July 28, according to the National Weather Service. The St. Louis Fire Department on Thursday said they have responded to 75 flood emergencies and sixty civilians have been rescued or assisted. The fire department warned motorists that several feet of flooding was reported and advised against driving through standing water. This video, posted by Twitter user Brent Pearson, shows a car getting stuck in flood waters in Webster Groves on July 28. “With the help of a few neighbors, we pulled a woman out of this car in Kirkham and Elm,” Pearson tweeted. Thursday’s flooding came two days after more than nine inches of rain fell in parts of the St. Louis metropolitan area, according to the NWS. At least two people died in the floods on Tuesday. Credit: Brent Pearson via Storyful