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*Rain is likely today high near 52

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FLOOD INFO

*Pacific Animal Hospital in taking in animals of clients to help flood vicims 

*U-Haul offering one month free storage for flood victims

*Arnold residents need help today, you can volunteer, we share the link on the "Billy & Julie Facebook page", its STLVolunteer.org

*The Missouri Department of Health is coordinating with St. Louis County to give free tetanus shots to people exposed to the water, including sandbaggers. Anyone needing a tetanus shot could contact the St. Louis County Department of Health at 314-615-0600.

*The United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline is open for residents impacted by the flooding. The helpline is staffed 24/7 just dial 2-1-1 from your phone to reach them.

*The Humane Society of Missouri, Jefferson County Animal Control, and Williamsburg Pet Hotel are currently taking in animals displaced by flooding. The Humane Society is offering temporary sheltering for pets at Manchester United Methodist Church located at 129 Woods Mill Road, and at First Baptist Church of Arnold at 2012 Missouri State Road.  The boarding is free of charge.

*At the request of St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, the St. Louis County Port Authority has approved $500,000 in interest-free loans to business owners who have been hit by flooding.

*More than 40 schools have been closed because of the flooding

*Missouri American Water asked South County residents to conserve water.

*Saturday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency which means crews from the State Emergency Management Agency, State Highway Patrol, Missouri National Guard and the state's Task Force 1 Rescue Unit were deployed on land, water and in the sky to save lives and protect property.

The Salvation Army can help families affected by the flooding:If you are a resident impacted by recent flooding and you need assistance, please contact The Salvation Army at 314-646-3008  

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NEED HELP

Please let the public know how The Salvation Army can help families affected by the flooding:If you are a resident impacted by recent flooding and you need assistance, please contact The Salvation Army at 314-646-3008 

WANT TO HELP WITH A DONATION

Listeners can text FLOODHELP to  41444 to make a gift to Salvation Army

or to the Red Cross by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 gift.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER

https://www.stlvolunteer.org/opportunity/a0C0L00000U3rs3

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NATIONAL

Missouri Is Bracing For More Rain And Flooding-

More rain is in the forecast for Missouri today and tomorrow where storms last week have already created flooding.

Two people were killed in floodwaters over the weekend and nearly 300 roads were closed across the state. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Mississippi River until at least Friday morning. State and local officials are preparing for what could be the worst flooding in recent memory.

After seeing 12 inches of rain over the weekend, the Meramec River already is nearing all-time highs in some towns along its banks, potentially threatening 1,700 homes. Meanwhile, major flooding is now predicted along the Missouri River as well.

The towns along the Meramec are still recovering from a rare December flood event that damaged hundreds of homes.

Source: Columbia Missourian


U.S. Army Releases Images Of Blast That Killed Combat Photographer-

The last pictures Specialist Hilda Clayton took before her death have been released.

22-year-old Clayton was a combat photographer who was capturing training exercises with her camera when a mortar tube blew up in front of her. The accident happened in July 2013 and four others died.

The photos were published in the Army’s Military Review Journal with her family’s permission as well as her unit’s.

Clayton served in Afghanistan.

You may view the graphic images HERE.

Source: Independent


May Day Protesters In Oregon Threw Full Pepsi Cans At Officers-A panned commercial is coming back to haunt… and hurt…some people.

Police in Portland, Oregon say they were assaulted with full cans of Pepsi during violent May Day protests Monday. Before things got out of control, one protester tried to give an officer a can of Pepsi, like in the widely-mocked and now pulled soda ad where Kendall Jenner brings police and protesters together. Before long the Pepsi cans started flying, hitting at least one medic. Armored riot cops went on to shut down the rally.

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SPORTS

*Cards won 2-1 over the Brewers

* Blues lost, the Blue play again on Friday and they have to win to stay in it!

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