Missouri River Flooding a Threat

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Friday, August 24 2007 Aug 24, 2007 Friday, August 24, 2007 8:06:23 PM CDT August 24, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - River watchers are keeping a close eye on the rising Mississippi from the Iowa border to near St. Louis, as runoff from heavy rains to the north prompt predictions of moderate flooding. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for several communities expecting to see river levels four to five feet above flood stage over the next few days. That's nowhere near 1993 levels and not enough to endanger levees, but could threaten homes in river bottoms. Meanwhile, up to seven inches of rain soaked parts of northern Missouri. Parts of southern Missouri were getting wet again, just days after that region was hit with up to 12 inches of rain. No reports of injuries or major damage. Seventeen deaths in the Midwest are blamed on storms and flooding.

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