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Storms dump much-needed rain on drought-stricken Missouri

 

August 24, 2018



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Storms brought much-needed rain to drought-ravaged Missouri on Friday, but it was too much too quickly in some cases.

Drought conditions are so bad in parts of northern and southwestern Missouri that they are severely affecting corn farmers and cattle ranchers. Recent heavy rain is soaking parched pastures, but also bringing new concerns.

The National Weather Service in St. Louis said thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday morning in northeastern Missouri dumped up to 5 inches of rain on communities such as Edina, Knox City, La Belle and Lewistown. Flash flood warnings w...



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