St. Louis Issues State Of Emergency

(St. Louis) The St. Louis area is officially in a state of emergency.

Historic and intense rainfall moved through that part of our state Tuesday morning, bringing some flash flooding. One person was killed after the person’s car was inundated by floodwaters on a St. Louis street.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Kevin Deitsch says this weather event was made up of a series of storms that passed through the St. Louis area, prompting them to issue their first-ever flash-flood emergency warning.

The heavy rains also forced the closure of the Gateway Arch Tuesday and caused a partial roof collapse of a distribution building at the St. Louis Zoo.