Drone video: Branson Landing among flooded sites

Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 18:21:17-05

Residents of Ozark, Mo. in Christian County work up to flooding on the Monday after Christmas. 417 Drone Imaging got a drone's eye view of the scene after the sun came up. Ozark is about 30 miles south of Springfield.

WATCH: See drone video of flooded Branson, Ozark and Springfield, Mo. in the video player above

The National Weather Service says three to six inches of rain fell during the weekend, and up to four inches more of rain is expected through Monday. Authorities have identified two victims of severe weather that has claimed at least eight lives in Missouri.

  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Steven Welton drowned in a Greene County creek Saturday when his vehicle was washed off the road. His body was recovered Sunday.
  • The Greene County Sheriff identified the other victim in a news release as 60-year-old Edward Kammerer.

Authorities say more than 180 Missouri roads are closed because of the flooding.

The Missouri State Department of Transportation says the closures include eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in St. Charles County. Both lanes closed Sunday because of rising flood waters from the Dardenne Creek. But the westbound lanes reopened Monday morning.

Several bridges also are closed because of flooding. Counties affected by the closures include Laclede, Lafayette, Macon, Ray, Scotland, Ste. Genevieve and Taney.