Flash Flood Watch as rains continue to fall on saturated ground; Roaring River Flash Flooding, “20 minutes to happen”; 6 inches rain in two hours

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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.

Roaring River Paradise cove…

Posted by Pamela Stilwell on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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 


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