The Truman State University Index is reporting that a 24-hour period of heavy rain has caused damage to the Truman campus in Kirksville. From the story:
The National Weather Service reported a total of 8.6 inches of rain between July 24 and 25 in Kirksville. Scott Watson, a hydrologist at the weather service office in Pleasant Hill said that number was recorded at Kirksville Regional Airport, and precipitation totals could have been closer to twelve inches inside city limits.
Sgt. Steve Farnsworth of the Kirksville Police Department said the July 24 storm left about 12 cars stuck in high water and flooded areas and required assistance to remove. He said many more were submerged in water up to the steering wheel or over the hood.
Farnsworth reported no injuries as a result of the high water. He said the hardest hit area was along Franklin Street between Normal and LaHarpe Streets, which encompasses part of Truman’s campus, and also at the intersection of First and Normal Streets near West Campus Suites.
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