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Missouri City Records Wettest Month on Record

30 Apr 2017, 2:58 pm

Flooding has been a big issue across the nation’s heartland this week and weekend following torrential rainfall, and one city in particular took the brunt of the rain.

West Plains, Missouri, located in the south-central portion of the state in the Ozark Mountains, saw its wettest month on record due to the incredibly heavy rainfall, mainly from this past week. The city saw over seven inches of rain between Saturday and Sunday alone, putting its total April rainfall total up to 15.73″, the wettest month in West Plains’ record books, which date back to 1948.

The associated rainfall has killed at least one person in Missouri due to the floods, a State of Emergency declaration, evacuations and closing area schools.

Check out images of a massive pothole opened up in Harrison, Arkansas due to this weekend’s heavy rainfall, courtesy of WeatherNation affiliate KY3.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the flooding and the severe weather.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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