Parts of Missouri, Iowa and Kansas received 4 to 8 inches of rain in a 24-hour period according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy rain sent the Missouri River and other waterways over their banks Tuesday, forcing thousands of people to evacuate.
Flood waters can pose a risk of infection. Volunteers and people exposed to flood waters should have a current tetanus shot (injected within the last 10 years).
Big Lake, in Holt County in northwestern Missouri (south of Ohama, Nebraska and north of St. Joseph), suffered some of the worst damage [MAP/SAT].