Residents' basements flood; roads briefly closed - KMOV.com

Residents' basements flood; roads briefly closed

Two homes were evacuated and electrical power was shut down near Downtown Edwardsville on Memorial Day after more than 6 inches of rain belted the area through the afternoon and evening.

Edwardsville Fire Department Lt. Bob Morgan said a home on Chapman and another structure on Hillsboro had to be evacuated and shut down because of problems associated with the intense rainfall.

The homes seemed to have problems with brick foundations that were hit hard by the heavy rains.

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