Posted BY: Jim Hoft

On Tuesday, weather experts and law enforcement are urging residents in the St. Louis area not to leave their houses and “do not drown.”

“Record rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across the St. Louis area early Tuesday, closing multiple roadways and prompting rescues from vehicles stranded by high waters, authorities said,” ABC reported.

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“Rainfall of between 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) was reported overnight, the National Weather Service said on Twitter. St. Louis recorded more than 7 inches of rainfall Tuesday morning, surpassing the record of 6.85 inches from Aug. 20, 1915, the weather service said,” the outlet added.

People are being asked to avoid driving on Tuesday due to the rain.

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