Astronaut aboard ISS captured St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. As floods are occuring due to heavy rain worldwide, St. Louis suffer from power outages as severe thunderstorms move through the city.

Credit: NASA

St. Louis with 2.8 million metropolitan population is located on the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms the state line between Illinois and Missouri. Before European settlement, the area was a regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France. Today, the city has a diverse economy with strengths in the service, manufacturing, trade, transportation, and tourism industries, and is home to 9 of the 10 Fortune 500 companies based in Missouri, including Emerson Electric, Monsanto, RGA, etc.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: The St. Louis Hub
(NASA Earth Observatory)

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