A flood in Reyno, Arkansas caused at least 9 deaths, one of which was an 18-month old girl who was swept away by floodwater and is now presumed to be dead.
The flooding occurred along the Missouri River and the Mississippi River. A house was flooded and then dragged along by powerful currents. It rammed into the Current River Bridge in Reyno.
A large amount of flooding also caused the shut-down of the Mississippi River bridge in Chester, Illinois because there will be flood gates that will be blocking the entrance to the bridge on the Missouri side.
Hundreds of roads across four states still remain closed because of this flooding, including Interstate 44.
The river still remains dangerously high and there are residents who are urged to get out of town along 20 miles of St. Louis.
Many evacuated residents are anxious to get home, but St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar is urging patients.
A flooded house rammed into the Current River Bridge in Reyno, Arkansas, pushed along by powerful rushing water and captured on video by residents standing on the bridge. In addition, flooding is blamed in at least nine deaths, and an 18-month-old Arkansas girl swept away by floodwater is missing and presumed dead. Major flooding is occurring on the Missouri River in eastern Missouri and the Mississippi River in Missouri and Illinois. A Mississippi River bridge at Chester, Illinois, will close at noon Thursday because flood gates on the Missouri side will block the bridge entrance. City officials in tiny West Alton, Missouri, about 20 miles north of St. Louis, urged residents to get out of town amid concerns the Missouri River levee there could break. The Meramec River in suburban St. Louis also is on the decline. A levee at Valley Park, Missouri, is holding, as is a sandbag levee consisting of 250,000 bags in nearby Eureka. But the river remains dangerously high, and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar urged patience for evacuated residents anxious to get back home. Hundreds of roads across the four states remain closed, including a busy stretch of Interstate 44 in suburban St. Louis.