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Stranded trucker rescued from high water during Missouri floods 


A truck driver was rescued from more than two feet of water late last night during floods in Missouri. 

The driver, who has not been identified, was rescued from rushing water along Highway 171, near Z Highway, just north of Carl Junction at around midnight on Thursday. Firefighters used a raft powered by a single propeller motor to reach the stranded driver and bring him back the 100 yards to dry land. 

The trucker was not hurt in the incident. High, rushing water shut down the section where the semi truck became stuck until early on Thursday morning, reported Four States Homepage.

The storm system causing the floods is expected to affect Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Several counties in these states are under flood warnings until 1 p.m. today. As of 3 a.m. on Thursday morning, nearly four and a half inches of rain had fallen at the Joplin airport.


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