Officials are still working to assess the full scope of all the damage.
Chief Dennis M. Jenkerson of the St. Louis Fire Department said that the flash flood created about “8.5 feet of water in the area”.
Kentucky floods devastate
Another eight bodies were found in Kentucky. This makes at least 16 dead in the state. Flash floods and mudslides covered the swamp regions of Kentucky. The state was hit especially hard. And hundreds of homes were washed away in the flooding.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed that the death toll has risen to 16, and more bodies may be found.
Brandon Bonds, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service said that the hardest hit areas in eastern Kentucky received between 8 and 10 1/2 inches over a two-day period ending Thursday.
Family loses 4 children
Amber Smith and Riley Noble lost all four of their children. Maddison 8, Riley Jr., 6, Nevaeh, 4-, and 18-month-old Chance perished when they were swept away in the floodwaters in Knott County, Kentucky.