1 dead after historic rainfall in St. Louis causes flash flooding emergency

One person has died after a record amount of rain poured down on the St. Louis area overnight.
St. Louis has recorded 8.56 inches of rainfall since midnight, which surpassed the old record of 6.85 inches set almost 107 years ago on Aug. 20, 1915. In the suburbs northwest of St. Louis, St. Peters received 12.34 inches of rain.