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Severe flooding in Missouri

Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 00:50

Severe flooding damages homes and properties in parts of the Midwest U.S. Julie Noce reports.

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For some people living in parts of the Midwest U.S., flood waters have destroyed their homes. This woman surveys her property in Arnold, Missouri that had been heavily damaged by flooding. The National Weather Service said water levels for the Mississippi river had reached near-record highs this holiday season. Highways and roads remained closed in the St. Louis area, causing extreme traffic congestion. Thousands of people evacuated from their homes earlier in the week were waiting to return to their communities and begin the process of cleaning up. Hundreds of structures have been damaged or destroyed, local officials said. Residents of southern states along the Mississippi River are now bracing for those same southern-flowing flood waters.

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Severe flooding in Missouri

Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 00:50