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13 Photos Of The Devastating Floods Sweeping Through Missouri

At least 14 people have died as a result of rising flood waters from a recent storm and breached levees.

Posted on December 31, 2015, at 11:31 a.m. ET

Massive storms and a breached levee have caused heavy flooding in Missouri.

John Tosti, owner of Tosti's Transmission, wades in the water after inspecting his business on Dec. 30, 2015 in Fenton, Missouri.
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John Tosti, owner of Tosti's Transmission, wades in the water after inspecting his business on Dec. 30, 2015 in Fenton, Missouri.

Pacific, Missouri on December 30.
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Pacific, Missouri on December 30.

Volunteers create a wall of sandbags to protect homes from flooding in Arnold, Missouri, Dec. 30, 2015.
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Volunteers create a wall of sandbags to protect homes from flooding in Arnold, Missouri, Dec. 30, 2015.

According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, at least 14 people have died as a result of the floods.

A Circle K gas station in Fenton, Missouri.
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A Circle K gas station in Fenton, Missouri.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on December 27 announced a state of emergency due to the floods, and three days later deployed the Missouri national guard to protect civilians and direct traffic.

The High Ridge Fire Department rescues stranded residents along the Meremac River on December 30 in Eureka, Missouri.
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The High Ridge Fire Department rescues stranded residents along the Meremac River on December 30 in Eureka, Missouri.

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Gov. Nixon said that in some areas of the state, rivers have risen to "record levels."

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Volunteers set up a wall of sandbags and series of pumps to create a barricade in Arnold, Missouri.
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Volunteers set up a wall of sandbags and series of pumps to create a barricade in Arnold, Missouri.

Union, Missouri on December 29.
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Union, Missouri on December 29.

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Fenton, Missouri on December 30.
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Fenton, Missouri on December 30.

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