Some of the worst flooding in the country is in Missouri where boats are being used to rescue people stranded by rapidly rising floodwaters.
The National Guard is patrolling communities that have been evacuated, and are assisting with mandatory evacuations as the Mississippi and Missouri rivers overflow their banks. Hundreds of roads have been flooded including major highways and that’s led to a traffic nightmare in and around St. Louis.
So far the flooding has killed at least 20 people in Missouri and neighboring Illinois. Many of the victims died after their cars were swept away by floodwaters.