Some alarming facts about flooding in St. Louis

Torrential downpours sparked flash flooding in St. Louis and surrounding areas Tuesday, killing at least one.

The city had received more than 9 inches of rain by the afternoon, the most ever recorded there in a calendar day

Crews rescued 6 people and 6 dogs after 18 flooded homes in the 2700 block of Hermitage Avenue near Ellendale.

Firefighters had responded to about 70 rescues by late Tuesday morning, St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson told reporters.

A train at the Delmar Loop Station has sustained significant damage. Metro says normal MetroLink service may not be restored for two weeks.

The Muny canceled the Tuesday night performance of Legally Blonde, The Musical due to flooding at Forest Park.

The rescheduled performance will take place on Aug. 1 at 8:15 p.m. 

Videos shared on social media showed many low-lying roads completely inaccessible. 

St. Louis County emergency officials urged residents not to travel and said they had set up a shelter for displaced people.