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13 Photos Of The Devastating Floods Sweeping Through Missouri

At least 14 people have died as a result of rising flood waters from a recent storm and breached levees.

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Massive storms and a breached levee have caused heavy flooding in Missouri.

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John Tosti, owner of Tosti's Transmission, wades in the water after inspecting his business on Dec. 30, 2015 in Fenton, Missouri.


According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, at least 14 people have died as a result of the floods.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on December 27 announced a state of emergency due to the floods, and three days later deployed the Missouri national guard to protect civilians and direct traffic.

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The High Ridge Fire Department rescues stranded residents along the Meremac River on December 30 in Eureka, Missouri.


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