Several areas are expericing flooding issues across the Lake Region.
Photos submitted by viewers show water crossing the road in areas like Cat Rock Road in Miller County.
It’s important to remember to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when dealing with flooded roadways, as you may not know how high the water actually is.
Here’s the official warnings from the National Weather Service.
...FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is occuring in many areas. Numerous low water crossings are flooded. Numerous water rescues are occurring this morning. * WHERE...Portions of central and southwest Missouri, including the following counties, in central Missouri, Camden and Hickory. In southwest Missouri, Christian, Dallas, Greene, Laclede, Polk, Stone and Webster. * WHEN...Until 600 PM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Numerous roads remain closed due to flooding. Streams continue to rise due to excess runoff from earlier rainfall. Low-water crossings are inundated with water and may not be passable. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 743 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. - This includes the following low water crossings... Osage Fork at Auburn Road, Bull Creek at Center Road, Wilson`s Creek at Old Limey Road, Dry Auglaize Creek at Freedom Ridge Road and James River at Bell Ford Road. - Some locations that will experience flooding include... Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, western Fort Leonard Wood, Republic, Lebanon, Bolivar and Marshfield. - Bennett Springs State Park. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Missouri and Kansas... Roubidoux Creek Near Waynesville affecting Pulaski County. Big Piney below Fort Leonard Wood -East Gate affecting Pulaski County. Elk River near Tiff City affecting McDonald County. James River near Boaz affecting Stone and Christian Counties. James River at Galena affecting Stone County. Gasconade River at Hazelgreen affecting Laclede County. Gasconade River at Jerome affecting Phelps County. Little Osage River at Fulton affecting Bourbon County. Little Osage River near Horton affecting Vernon County. Marmaton River near Nevada affecting Vernon County. Osage River near Schell City affecting Vernon and Bates Counties. Osage River at Taberville affecting St. Clair County. Sac River near Caplinger Mills affecting Cedar County. Spring River at Carthage affecting Jasper County. Spring River above Baxter Springs affecting Cherokee County. Spring River near Waco affecting Jasper County. .Heavy rainfall received overnight will cause river levels to rise well above flood stage. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Many flood deaths occur in vehicles.