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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.

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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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Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based Nairobi, Kenya.

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