EAGLE ROCK, Mo. — We talked to Marina Spurrier, Hatchery Technician at Roaring River State Park who captured this video of a flash flood Wednesday. She is a Joplin native. “Took about 20 minutes to happen,” she said. “There’s quite a bit of damage to the park. It also happened about 4 years ago.”
Unofficial totals are 6 inches rain in two hours in Barry County at Roaring River State Park. MoDOT reopened all area roadways as of 1:15 PM Wednesday in Barry County near Roaring River.
JOPLIN, Mo. — Jasper and Newton County is under a Flash Flood Watch until Thursday morning at 10:00 AM. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE JOPLIN AREA FORECAST.
Excessive rain and high rainfall rates will produce an elevated risk for flash flooding today through early Thursday. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will occur today and tonight. Storm total rain amounts will range from 1.5 to 4.5 inches, with the highest amounts generally along and south of Interstate 44 where storms may repeatedly move or train over the same areas.