Flooding of the Meramec River

On December 6, 1982, over 10,000 homes were under water in the areas of Fenton and Pacific. The Meramec River was out of its banks and even closed Interstate 44 in St. Louis County. 

May 22, 2011

On this date in Missouri history, an EF5 tornado devastates Joplin, killing at least 158 people.