(KFVS) - A First Alert Action Day was in effect through Sunday, April 30 due to the threat of severe weather and flash flooding.
Most of southeast Missouri was under a slight risk of flash flooding on Sunday.
Many communities are under voluntary evacuation orders after flood waters crept up.
Thousands of homes and businesses have been damaged.
There are shelters available to those who have been displaced. You can click here for a full list.
Several roads are closed throughout the Heartland due to flooding. You can click here for a full list.
As of 2 p.m. on Monday, Ameren Missouri is reporting the following outages:
- Cape Girardeau County: 4
- Dunklin County: 29
- New Madrid County: 4
- Pemiscot County: 408
- Saint Francois County: 1
- Scott County: 1
As of 2 p.m. on Monday, Ameren Illinois is reporting the following outage:
- Franklin County: 90
- Jackson County: 1
Illinois Gov. Rauner activates State Emergency Operations Center
Gov. Bruce Rauner said on Monday, May 1, he activated the center in Springfiled, Ill. to make sure state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state.
Missouri Gov. Greitens declares State of Emergency
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens held a press conference on Sunday evening, April 30.
He said the Missouri National Guard has been activated.
On Saturday, Missouri Governor, Eric Greitens declared a state of emergency for the state on Saturday due to flash flooding.
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt issues the following statement in regard to the damaging flooding across the state.
Heartland communities evacuate
Officials have issued a voluntary evacuation advisory for residents in Allenville, Missouri and those living along the Diversion Channel Headwaters from Bollinger County into Cape Girardeau County.
According to the Perry County, Missouri EMA, the Mississippi River is expected to crest at 41.5 feet next week and Levee District personnel will be monitoring the river closely.
The Assistant Fire Chief in Ellington, Mo., is asking that any residents that live by Logan Creek to evacuate their homes due to an increased chance of flooding.
Perry County EMA is asking residents of Lithium that live in low-lying areas to voluntarily evacuate.
Residents of Wayne County were asked to evacuate by officials due to flooding at Clearwater Lake that was expected to overtake the spillway.
Fredericktown, MO City Lake Dam is overflowing.
Resident John Johnson, who took the video, said this is what the dam is designed to do.
Due to flooding, SIU closed University Hall for the remainder of the semester and relocated more than 180 students. CLICK HERE for a closer look at how flooding is impacting campus operations.
One Heartland resident shot footage with his drone of flood waters in southeast Marion, IL. Check it out.
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