Strong storms dump more rain, leave thousands without power in St. Louis area

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 24 at 6:41 AM

(KMOV) -- Strong thunderstorms rolled through the St. Louis area on Sunday evening, dumping more rain and leaving thousands without power in the Metro-East.

Flash flooding occurred in the St. Louis area after some parts of the region received up to an inch-and-a-half of rain within a one-hour period Sunday evening. Several thousand people lost power at the height of the storm, but most of the power was restored by Monday.

The storms knocked out power to thousands in the Metro-East. Ameren Illinois said 3,800 Fairview Heights residents were without power at some point, while East St. Louis and Caseyville had a combined 1,980 residents without electricity.

Lightning was also common. A lightning strike caused a fire that badly damaged a home in Lake St. Louis.

The St. Louis Cardinals’ game with the Texas Rangers was delayed nearly three hours Sunday night. The Rangers eventually won a game that ended after midnight.

Hot and humid weather is in the forecast for most of Missouri through the work week.

 

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