St. Louis woke up to massive flooding on Tuesday as the city set its all-time one-day rainfall record by 7 a.m.
According to the National Weather Service, over 8 inches of rain fell between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday. The previous one-day rainfall record was set back on Aug. 15, 1915, when the remnants of a hurricane left 6.85 inches of rain.
Officials reported one death stemming from Tuesday's flooding.
Before Tuesday’s deluge, the National Weather Service reported abnormally dry conditions in St. Louis. The sudden onslaught Tuesday brought a flash flood emergency and water rescues.
Fire spokesperson Garon Mosby said in a video posted on Twitter, “We’re being overrun here.”
One of the MANY @STLFireDept responses this morning for motorists stranded in high water (900blk of N. Skinker).
At least three vehicles completely submerged. #STLCity #stlwx @NWSStLouis @NWS pic.twitter.com/04mQ919GgF
— Garon Patrick Mosby (@GaronMosby) July 26, 2022
The heavy rain relented by mid-morning, but the National Weather Service said 1-3 inches of additional rain could fall in the area. The agency said some areas could get up to 12 inches of rain.