1 of 10 | A recreational vehicle sits wedged against a tree along the Meramec River in Eureka, Mo., on Wednesday. The most severe damage from flooding occurred in the St. Louis region where heavily populated communities, including many that had never before been flooded, were inundated by floodwaters from the Meramec, Bourbeuse and Mississippi rivers. Governor Jay Nixon says that, based on geospatial imagery of the inundated areas, an estimated 7,100 structures were impacted in Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis counties, resulting in up to a half-million tons of debris, according to estimates. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo
"Waters are receding but cleanup continues in many Missouri communities," Gov. Jay Nixon said on Twitter on Monday, adding that the state is coordinating with federal and local officials to speed recovery.
Meanwhile communities along the Mississippi River in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi are preparing for floodwaters to reach them by the end of the week.