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Rain forces evacuations, rescues in eastern Missouri

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UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KWWL) - Parts of the St. Louis region have seen more than 3 inches of rain, prompting some temporary evacuations and water rescues.

Some eastern Missouri communities are expected to get 2 more inches of rainfall today.

Twenty-six homes were evacuated yesterday as a precaution in the St. Louis suburb of University City after the River Des Peres (duh-PAIR) overflowed.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Moore says residents began returning home yesterday once utility companies gave the OK. A few had flooded basements.

In St. Charles County, firefighters reported at least 20 calls for water rescues on Monday. Assistant Chief Scott Freitag (FRY'-tag) with the Cottleville Fire Protection district says flash flooding occurred across low-lying roads. No serious injuries were reported.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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