Figure 1: Storm Total Rainfall July 19th and 20th (Ending 9 am on July 21st).
Figure 2: Hannibal, Missouri Flash Flooding July 20th, 2010.
Figure 3: Hannibal, Missouri Flash Flooding July 20th, 2010.
Figure 4: Hannibal, Missouri Flash Flooding July 20th 2010.
Figure 5: Hannibal, Missouri Flash Flooding July 20th 2010.
Figure 6: Hannibal, Missouri Flash Flooding July 20th 2010.
Figure 7: Hannibal, Missouri Flash Flooding July 20th 2010.
Figure 8: Hannibal, Missouri Flash Flooding July 20th 2010.

NWS
St. Louis, Missouri

Northeast Missouri Flash Flood Event
July 20th, 2010

Several rounds of strong thunderstorms brought very heavy rainfall and flash flooding to much of northeast Missouri and parts of west central Illinois during the morning hours of July 20th 2010. Up to 7 inches of rain was observed across the area.  Over 60 roads and highways were closed due to flooding along creeks and rivers. Many locations experienced flash flooding, the rapid rise of water which threatens life and property, but the worst flooding occurred in Hannibal, Missouri along the Bear Creek.  There were 40 water rescues by boat in Hannibal. 

One fatality occurred from this flash flood. A woman drowned after slipping off a flooded low water crossing just south of Louisiana, Missouri. In addition, local media also reported that two residents of Hannibal were injured in the flood waters.

Click here to see the storm reports for this event (.pdf file).

Below are a few photos of the flooding that occurred.  Photos courtesy of the Hannibal Courier Post.
 

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