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5:02 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

"At least 90%" of Pulaski roads damaged by floods

A road in Waynesville damaged by the early August flooding there.
Credit Photo provided by Miller County Emergency Management.

Officials in south-central Missouri's Pulaski County say at least 90 percent of their roads were damaged by last week's heavy flooding.

Presiding Commissioner Gene Newkirk tells KOLR-TV the damage to 65 percent of the roadways in the county is considered major. About two dozen low-water crossings were washed out and remain closed.

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2:48 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Waynesville flooding victim identified

Flooding in Waynesville, Mo., on Aug. 7, 2013.
Credit Photo provided by Miller County Emergency Management.

Authorities in southern Missouri have identified a 23-year-old single mother who's presumed to have died in recent flooding that also killed her young son.

Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long said Thursday that 4-year-old Elyjah M. Lee and his mother, Jessica D. Lee, both of Waynesville, were in a car that was swept off a roadway early Tuesday after torrential rains hit the area, flooding streets and damaging homes and businesses.

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