MORGAN COUNTY, Mo. — Parts of Morgan County received five or more inches of rain last week, starting with a nearly 3.5-inch rainfall event on Monday, Aug. 26.

Several roads in Morgan County flooded on Monday, Aug. 26 after the area received 3.42 inches of rain, according to Morgan County Emergency Management Director Bill DiMarsico. “We received a pretty good rain,” DiMarsico said. “The total rainfall in August was a little more than seven inches.” 

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Justin Titus, in Springfield, the service received reports of water over Highway 52, one-mile northwest of Stover, as a result of the Monday rain. Also, there were reports of two feet of water over the road, at the intersection of Highway C and Highway E, five miles north of Versailles.

Ten feet of water washed out a road, two miles northwest of Versailles at the intersection of Willow Creek Road and Highway D, due to a culvert lifting. “The Moreau Fire District cleared a culvert in that area and quickly opened up that road,” DiMarsico said.

Water also covered Highway 5 and Highway 52 at the intersection of the two highways in Versailles. “I started getting phone calls about 8:30 p.m. on Monday night. A couple of trees were down, but there were no reports of injuries or structure damage,” DiMarsico said.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Morgan County Road crews quickly took care of those areas,” DiMarsico informed.

There were no reports of electrical outages in Morgan County.

“The floodwaters receded by Tuesday, Aug. 27,” DiMarsico reported.

According to Titus, the tri-county area of Camden, Morgan and Miller counties received between 1–3.5 inches on Monday, Aug. 26, no rain on Tuesday or Wednesday, Aug. 28 and 1.5 to two inches on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29-30. 

There were no additional reports of significant flooding in the three-county area. 

Miller County Emergency Director Mike Rayhart reported that creeks were full in the county, but he had no reports of water over a roadway during last Monday's heavy rain.

Camden County Emergency Management Director Ron Gentry reported there had been no reports of significant flooding or damage in Camden County.

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