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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Wed Jan 6, 2016 01:44 PM CST

As the swollen Mississippi River leaves behind a sizable path of property destruction and tragic loss of human lives and livestock in Missouri and southern Illinois, floodwaters are heading farther south to the Gulf of Mexico, threatening towns and farmland along the way.

In the flood's wake, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said in several news releases this week that, "Some communities have actually been hit harder than the '93 flood."

Backing up Gov. Rauner's statement, NASA said this week that on Jan. 1, 2016, the Mississippi River crested at its third-highest level on record for St. Louis. "By Jan. 2, ...

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