SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Cleanup is underway in portions of southwestern and central Missouri after inches of rain in some areas swelled rivers and lakes, forcing some campers to scramble for higher ground and sheriff’s deputies to rescue people from threatened property.
National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Boxell says some stretches of Missouri’s Ozarks got 6 inches of rain since Tuesday, at times within a matter of three hours.
Around 3,300-resident Cassville in southwest Missouri’s Barry County, restoration efforts were afoot Wednesday a day after more than a dozen homes and businesses were evacuated and at least eight people were rescued, in some cases by boat.
Boxell says clearer, drier weather was forecast for that region for the weekend, with temperatures reaching the low 90s by Sunday.