Jefferson County, MO (KTRS) At least three deaths are being blamed on the flooding in the state.
The latest victim is an elderly man in Jefferson County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 77-year-old Clifford Brandt walked to a creek near his home in Hillsboro to check out the rising waters Sunday afternoon, when he slipped and fell into the water.
The other two deaths were a result of motorists attempting to drive on flooded road ways.
This has Governor Eric Greitens warning residents to take precautions.
“This is serious. Stay safe. If you must drive, slow down and be alert. You might not see high water.. before it’s too late.Please do not try to drive through high water. Turn around, don’t drown.” said Greitens.
The Governor declared a state of emergency over the weekend as a result of the historic flooding.
More than 300 roads statewide are closed because of the flooding. The Missouri Department of Transportation urges motorists to check road conditions before traveling on their site at http://traveler.modot.org/map/ .