NEWS
Floodwaters Rising After Midwest Storms
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:21 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Mississippi River quickened its ominous rise on Friday after parts of the Midwest were soaked by heavy rains this week, with some towns hurriedly building sandbag levees to protect homes and businesses.

Several communities in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri could see near-record flooding this weekend -- a sharp contrast to just two months ago when the river was at near-record lows. In central Illinois, a flood-swollen river topped a levee and prompted authorities to evacuate about half of a small town.

The Mississippi was among many rivers lapping over the banks in those states and ...

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