Flooding death toll at 22 in Missouri, Illinois
The death toll from the devastating winter flood in the Midwest has risen to 22 with the recovery of a man’s body in southwest Missouri.
The victim’s name was not released. His vehicle was swept away by floodwaters in Polk County on Dec. 26.
Mike O’Connell of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency says the body was found Friday morning just downstream from where his vehicle left the road.
Fifteen of the deaths were in Missouri and seven in Illinois.
Searches continue for two missing teenagers in Illinois, a missing man in Missouri, and a missing country music singer in Oklahoma.