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Rain causes heavy flooding in St. Louis area

St. Louis was found covered in more than 8 feet (2.4 meters) of water.

Damage across the region was widespread after a massive downpour dropped more than 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain

Across the region, firefighters and other first responders rescued more than 100 people, mostly from vehicles that tried to pass through water-covered roadways.

Firefighters were busy with water rescues. Sections of interstates 70, 64, 55 and 44 were all closed at various times as water swamped the roadways