Waynesville, MO (KSDK) - Fears about the forecast are not stopping folks from cleaning up in south central Missouri. Communities are trying to pick up the pieces after excessive rain fell earlier this week in Pulaski and Phelps counties.
Dozens of homes destroyed in one foul swoop. Rainfall runoff came crashing down hills and into this street that sits next to a small creek. The water came so fast it actually ripped up the street.
Now forecasters say more rain is on the way.
"It's already happened, there's nothing I can do now, I don't care about water anymore, it's done its worst," says resident and rental property owner Jesse.
A search and rescue team is scouring the land for Jessica Lee, a woman who has been missing since Tuesday. Her car was swept into the waters and her son's body was found a short time later.
Now a search and rescue officials says this is the third sweep in this area, but they won't give up. And residents say they won't put off clean up for the next round of rain.
Just like the residents of Waynesville where things of comfort and play are now immersed in destruction.
The folks here are just crossing their fingers the rain misses them, but if it doesn't they say they are prepared. Missouri National Guard is still in Waynesville helping with the flooding.