Flood leaves many stranded amid high water

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EUREKA, Mo. -- The flooding has led to a lot of rescues, but none got quite as much attention Wednesday as the guy who was stuck on the top of his truck.

Firefighters tried to use the ladder to reach him but say it wasn't long enough.

At one point he took off his shirt and lied flat on the hood, reaching into the water.

Eventually he put his shirt back on and drove his way back to dry land.

Crews also rescued a man and his dog who were stuck on the roof of their home.

According to KTVI in St. Louis, the man and his dog had been on top of the home overnight waiting for help.

The man was taken to the hospital to be treated for possible hypothermia.