Increasing Floods In Missouri
SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- The National Weather Service says the Little Osage and Marmeton rivers were well above flood stage today and still rising in some spots. Flooding caused some roads to be closed down in southwest Missouri. Forecasters say they expect the rains to taper off this evening and the area to start drying out. Kansas has also witnessed heavy rains and flooding. A levee in Miami county needed repairs, while Coffeyville saw the Verdigris river rise 20 feet above flooding levels. The downpour came northward from Texas, where unusually high rainfall occurred.