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Severe storms cause flooding across Mid-Missouri

Sunday night’s thunderstorms brought heavy rain to several parts of Mid-Missouri.

Emergency management crews in Randolph County worked through the night to remove fallen debris and several cars swept up by flooded streets.

“We had several underpasses here in Moberly that were flooded for a period of time,” said Emergency Management Director Robert Creed. “We had several vehicles that drove off in those flooded areas, which those people had to be assisted to get out of those cars.”

Crews worked to remove a fallen tree from a home on Hubert Street Monday morning. No one was injured in the home.

As of early Monday afternoon seven county roads were still closed in Moberly. Creed said it was possible for water levels on the roads to rise.

“Because of the heavy rain to the north where the water rains down on those creeks and tributaries, we do expect that water possibly to rise on some of those before they start receding.

A similar situation was happening in Mexico in Audrain County. Emergency Management Director Steve Shaw said there were 10 county roads closed Monday and some were under a couple feet of water.

Shaw said crews are waiting for the water levels to go down before they can determine any further damage to the roads.

“They’ll go back and assess ground structure on whether the shoulder is deteriorated or they’ll check the gravel on the road to see if it needs replaced,” he said. “There’s several things that go back in getting the roadway back up to operation.”

Both Audrain and Randolph emergency officials expect all the closed county roads will be open by Tuesday morning.

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