Mo. county reports most roads damaged by flooding

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — 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 said 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.

Pulaski County was among the hardest hit by floods that swamped much of southern Missouri amid several days of rain. A 23-year-old woman and her 4-year-old son died when their car was caught in a flash flood in Waynesville.

The Red Cross and other agencies opened a one-stop relief center Tuesday in Waynesville for homeowners and others needing help with flood-related losses. The Red Cross says more than 200 families had registered for assistance by Wednesday afternoon.

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