July 30, 1993

Dozens of propane tanks were trying to float and broke loose in South St. Louis as flood waters covered the area. People were evacuated as authorities feared propane explosions. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website or buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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