OCTOBER 16, 2006 - Posted at 12:36 p.m. CDT
SPRINGFIELD, MO - The National Weather Service in Springfield (MO) has issued a flash flood warning for two Region 8 counties in south-central Missouri...Howell and Oregon counties. The warning remains in effect until 6 p.m.
At 12:18 p.m., local law enforcement officials reported several cars washed off Highway 142 near Lanton, or near PP highway. Although rainfall intensity remains low with rates of one-quarter to one-half inch per hour, the accumalative effect of rainfall since last night has caused flooding to occur. An additional one-half inch of rainfall is likely through 6 p.m., which will likely cause additional rises along Highway 142 and near low-water crossings and flood-prone areas of the region.