Southwest Missouri received considerable amounts of rain late Friday night and into Saturday. Areas are flooded, roadways are closed, sink holes in some parts and the town of Seneca is completely closed down due to the flooding.

Southwest Missouri received considerable amounts of rain late Friday night and into Saturday. Areas are flooded, roadways are closed, sink holes in some parts and the town of Seneca is completely closed down due to the flooding.

"Generally speaking, wide spread (rain) across the area, 4-8 inches has been common and unfortunately in the Neosho area, that Southwest corner of Missouri really had the most where we have had observed amounts over 6 inches and later estimates over 8 inches," National Weather Service Meteorologist Andy Foster. "So we are still getting reports in (as of 5 p.m. Saturday), but you have certainly had 6-8 inches in that area."

One of the roadways in Neosho that was closed was North College Street.

"We live at 1021 N. College St., right past Hickory Creek (North Morse Park)," said Tyler Gage. "It started raining Friday night and it was fine. This morning (Saturday), I woke up about 8 a.m., we live in a two story house, they (his neighbor, Kodie Courtney) live in a one-story, I heard screaming outside, I looked outside and it was completely flooded, the garage, all of the cars completely submerged."

Saturday afternoon, Courtney and Gage made their way down North College Street into Neosho - wading in waits deep water.

"I have seen floods in Neosho so many times but I have never seen anything like this," said Gage.

Courtney added, "it has never been inside our house (the floods) before and it is completely inside our house."

The rain is still coming down and reports from the National Weather Service said the floods will still occurs until midnight Saturday.

"More rain coming in this evening (Saturday)," said Foster. "And some places may have receded, may go back up tonight, so we are concerned about that. Sunday, is when it begins to let up. The heaviest rain will end tonight (Saturday), but the flooding will continue especially now the water flows from streams to rivers, really begin to go up the next 12-24 hours."

Foster is advising residents to stay at home and do not drive into flooded streets.

"Be safe, pay attention, because this is not a typical flood event," he said. "This is a lot of flood, a lot of roads impacted main primary roads, and then again areas that normally don't flood are flooding."