MISSOURI (AP)_ Thirteen flood-related deaths have now been confirmed in Missouri.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced the new total during a visit Tuesday to Perry County, where a record crest along the Mississippi River is predicted.
Nixon did not give details about the latest confirmed fatalities, but said nearly all of those who died in Missouri were in vehicles that drove onto flooded roadways.
He urged motorists to stay away from roads with even low levels of water because fast-moving current can push cars and trucks off the roadway.
Previously, 10 deaths from flooding had been reported.