Flash flooding forces evacuations, fatality

Strong thunderstorms moved through Mid-Missouri early Tuesday dropping anywhere from 4-6 inches of rain in a matter of hours across Camden and Pulaski Counties. The quick downpours caused dangerous flash flooding especially in Pulaski County where one fatality was reported and at least 20 homes had to be evacuated in Waynesville according to the National Weather Service in Springfield.

The NWS also reports that 60-80 homes had to be evacuated in the Waynesville area along with several injuries due to flash flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued until Thursday morning for Benton, Morgan, Miller, Maries, Camden, Pulaski and Phelps Counties. Residents should remain cautious of rising waters due to extended rain chances through the week.