ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Continuous rain over the past week has caused moderate flooding along several rivers in Missouri as well as flash floods that have killed two people.
The President Casino on the St. Louis riverfront closed Sunday because of the flooding Mississippi River. The Mississippi and the Missouri are a few feet above flood stage at several spots in the Show-Me State, with crests expected early this week. The Mississippi is expected to reach 7 feet above flood stage in Cape Girardeau.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Kourtnie L. Geisendorfer of Lewistown drowned Saturday on a flooded road near Monticello in northeast Missouri. Thirty-two-year-old Jody Jones of Rutledge died Wednesday after his vehicle was swept away by a flash flood near Lancaster in northern Missouri.
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