Area braces for flooding as rivers rise across St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Area rivers and streams are bursting out of their banks. After hours and hours of rain there's no place for the water to go. There is a water rescue underway in Centreville. Cars are driving through standing water in many locations.

Our reporters have fanned out across the area to cover this changing story as people are evacuated from their homes.

A tropical storm has once again swamped a St. Louis city neighborhood causing widespread damage. News 11`s Roche Madden shows us the storm damage on south McCausland.

Crops and parks are also under water in Lincoln County.  News 11's Anthony Kiekow is at Quivre River State Park with a look at the rising water.

Sandbagging and an evacuation recommendation are facing some Jefferson County residents. News 11's Dan Gray says emergency management officials are keeping close watch on several trouble spots.

In St. Louis County, creeks and streams that drain into the River Des Peres have residents wary. Meteorologist Angela Hutti is in Maplewood where one of those creeks has been threatening to take over roads.