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1 dead after 'historic' rainfall causes flash flooding in St. Louis area

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St. Louis floodsRecord rainfall triggered flash floods in St. Louis and other parts of Missouri on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and trapping several others in their cars and homes.

Thunderstorms drenched the St. Louis metro area in a "historic rainfall" of up to 10 inches, causing widespread flash flooding and forcing roads to close, the National Weather Service said. The previous daily record of 6.85 inches was set in 1915, when remnants of a hurricane moved north. By Tuesday morning, 8.3 inches of rain had fallen at Lambert Airport.

National Weather Service meteorologist Marshall Pfahler said a storm moved into the St. Louis area around midnight and stalled, pouring water over the same relatively narrow band. The rainfall sparked "dangerous, life-threatening flash flooding" across across central and eastern Missouri and southwest Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.

One person died after being pulled from a flooded vehicle in an area with 8.5 feet of water, said fire chief Dennis Jenkerson of the St. Louis Fire Department at a news conference Tuesday. Property damage was "very significant," but there have not been many other injuries, Jenkerson said.

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