Residents in the Cedar Creek Lodge Apartment Complex in Affton were advised to evacuate their homes on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, due to the nearby River Des Peres drainage channel backup. Missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints helped the residents of Winfield build and secure a flood wall to protect against rising waters. The city of Winfield also called in the Missouri Human Society to help rescue pets stranded by the flooding. The Mississippi River is expected to crest on Thursday.

Photos by Brian Munoz, bmunoz@post-dispatch.com and Colter Peterson, Cpeterson@post-dispatch.com