At least one person died registering this Tuesday in San Luis (Missouri, USA) biggest flood in over a centuryThere is an unprecedented drought in the west of the country. According to data from the United States National Weather Service, San Luis accumulated more than 147 cubic centimeters of rainwater during the day on Tuesday, causing the largest flooding recorded in the city since 1915, when a hurricane struck.
Firefighters and other emergency services continue to assess damage, but at least death a person stuck in his vehicle. Another 70 people were rescued and dozens of homes were severely damaged, firefighters reported.
These floods occur when much of the country experiences intense drought and strong heat waves; This is particularly serious in the west, where massive wildfires have been declared in states like California. According to state agency CalFire, firefighters managed to contain a quarter of the fire that started near Yosemite National Park in California last Friday and had devastated more than 7,310 hectares of Mariposa County by Tuesday. “Work teams continue to provide building defenses,” the agency, which has blocked more than a dozen roads in the Sierra National Forest, said on Tuesday. He added that persistent drought, combustible material and tree deaths continue to contribute to the spread of Oak Fire, which has so far been under control by 26%.