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FIRST ALERT: Several SE Missouri counties under new flash flood warnings

It is Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.

First Alert Weather Outlook:

Rain and thunderstorms will continue this morning. The Heartland has already gotten up to three inches of rain in some areas, and we can expect another inch today. Be alert for road closures due to flooding. Brian’s First Alert Forecast shows the rain tapering off by around noon, but then the winds will move in. We could get gusts of up to 40 miles an hour, and with the ground saturated, that could mean we could see trees blown down.

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Making Headlines:

State of Emergency: The state of Missouri is dealing with heavy rain, flooding and flash flooding causing Gov. Nixon to issue a warning. Heavy rains have led to widespread flooding and at least eight fatalities have been reported.

Deadly floods: A Missouri sheriff says four soldiers from another country who were temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood are among the people who have died in flooding in the state.

Under investigation: I-57 is back open this morning in Williamson County after a semi crashed into the median near mile marker 52. The semi was carrying propane at the time of the crash.

Critical injuries: A driver was taken to a St. Louis hospital in critical condition after colliding with a semi in Alexander County. Illinois State Police say the driver crossed in front of a semi on Rt. 3 near the intersection of Rt. 146.

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