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Missouri Department of Transportation workers work along Interstate 55 on December 31 in Arnold, Missouri. The highway has been closed since December 30th as a result of the near record flood crests of the Meremac River after days of record rainfall. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Missouri Department of Transportation workers work along Interstate 55 on December 31 in Arnold, Missouri. The highway has been closed since December 30th as a result of the near record flood crests of the Meremac River after days of record rainfall. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Water from a rare, record-setting winter flood was receding in the St. Louis area Friday, allowing some major roadways to reopen and offering hope for flood-weary residents that the worst of this sudden catastrophe was behind them. For others, the worst is still to come, with expected crests in coming days in southern Missouri, southern Illinois, then onto Arkansas, Tennessee and other southern states.

Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with Kelsey Landis, a reporter in the region at the Alton Telegraph.

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  • Kelsey Landis, reporter for the Alton Telegraph in Alton, Illinois. She tweets @kelseylandis.

This segment aired on January 1, 2016.

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