Flooding in Missouri & Illinois

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Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Missippi and Ohio River Valleys
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Missippi and Ohio River Valleys
CAIRO, IL - APRIL 27: April 27, 2011 in Cairo, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Missippi and Ohio River Valleys
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Missippi and Ohio River Valleys
CAIRO, IL - APRIL 27: April 27, 2011 in Cairo, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Missippi and Ohio River Valleys
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Missippi and Ohio River Valleys
CAIRO, IL - APRIL 27: April 27, 2011 in Cairo, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
METROPOLIS, IL - APRIL 27: April 27, 2011 in Metropolis, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
METROPOLIS, IL - APRIL 27: April 27, 2011 in Metropolis, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
METROPOLIS, IL - APRIL 27: April 27, 2011 in Metropolis, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
METROPOLIS, IL - APRIL 27: A boat carries passengers to Harrah's Casino, which was closed due to flooding, April 27, 2011 along the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
(Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
VIENNA, IL - APRIL 27: A sign blocks a flooded road April 27, 2011 in Vienna, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
(Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
Severe Storm System Threatens To Flood Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys
METROPOLIS, IL - APRIL 27: Storm clouds roll in over flooded farmland April 27, 2011 near Metropolis, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird's Point,
Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird's Point,
CAIRO, Ill. – High floodwaters span from Cairo to Bird’s Point, Mo., approximately 30 miles, April 26, 2011. The Coast Guard is supporting the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Missouri in their efforts to minimize damage to property, structures and to help save lives from historic flood levels. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.
Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird's Point,
Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird's Point,
CAIRO, Ill. High floodwaters span from Cairo to Bird's Point, Mo., approximately 30 miles, April 26, 2011. The Coast Guard is supporting the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Missouri in their efforts to minimize damage to property, structures and to help save lives from historic flood levels. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.
Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird's Point,
Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird's Point,
CAIRO, Ill. High floodwaters span from Cairo to Bird's Point, Mo., approximately 30 miles, April 26, 2011. The Coast Guard is supporting the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Missouri in their efforts to minimize damage to property, structures and to help save lives from historic flood levels. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.
Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird's Point,
Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird's Point,
CAIRO, Ill. High floodwaters span from Cairo to Bird's Point, Mo., approximately 30 miles, April 26, 2011. The Coast Guard is supporting the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Missouri in their efforts to minimize damage to property, structures and to help save lives from historic flood levels. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - MAY 03: Road signs rise out of flood water along Interstate 55 on May 3, 2011 outside Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Residents of Missouri, Illinois Tennessee and Arkansas are bracing for record flooding from the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The Army Corps of Engineers yesterday blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of these two rivers to lower the river levels upstream and to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - MAY 03: A truck travels past a flooded area along Interstate 55 on May 3, 2011 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Residents of Missouri, Illinois Tennessee and Arkansas are bracing for record flooding from the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The Army Corps of Engineers yesterday blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of these two rivers to lower the river levels upstream and to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - MAY 03: A road passing under Interstate 55 is closed due to flooding on May 3, 2011 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Residents of Missouri, Illinois Tennessee and Arkansas are bracing for record flooding from the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The Army Corps of Engineers yesterday blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of these two rivers to lower the river levels upstream and to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - MAY 03: A mail box rises out of flood water on a service road along Interstate 55 on May 3, 2011 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Residents of Missouri, Illinois Tennessee and Arkansas are bracing for record flooding from the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The Army Corps of Engineers yesterday blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of these two rivers to lower the river levels upstream and to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached the levee at Birds Point on Tuesday, May 3rd as part of the activation of the floodway. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached the levee at Birds Point on Tuesday, May 3rd as part of the activation of the floodway. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached the levee at Birds Point on Tuesday, May 3rd as part of the activation of the floodway. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached the levee at Birds Point on Tuesday, May 3rd as part of the activation of the floodway. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Coast Guard Reservist speak with the mayor of Canalou, Missouri as he explains emergency levee building operations in the small community April, 29. The Coast guard has deployed two DART teams to the region from St. Louis-based Sector Upper Mississippi River. The teams are assisting in flood response in rain-soaked communities throughout Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Coastie Among the Guard: Coast Guard Reservist Lt. Ash Thorne coordinates members of the Missouri National Guard as his two Disaster Area Response Teams (DART) stand by to assist members of a flooded community in South Eastern Missouri, May 2. Thorne is supervising the teams of Coast Guard Reservists from St. Louis-based Sector Upper Mississippi River as they assist in flood response in rain-soaked communities throughout Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Deep Water: Coast Guard Reservist Lt. Ash Thorne wades out into a water-covered driveway that his Disaster Area Response Team (DART) had crossed to rescue a couple trapped in their home by floodwater April 28. Thorne is supervising two teams of Coast Guard Reservists from St. Louis-based Sector Upper Mississippi River as they assist in flood response in rain-soaked communities throughout Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Getting the Lay of the Land: Coast Guard reservists from St. Louis-based Sector Upper Mississippi River work with emergency response officials in Dexter, Mo., to find possible areas where flooding could threaten residents after torrential rains overwhelmed a nearby dam, May 2. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
MST3 Wheeler of MSU Huntington snapped these pics of MSU Paducah's DART working in Shawneetown, Ill., May 2, 2011, Nine lives saved. This DART crew was comprised of Paducah, Cincinnati and Huntington personnel. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Coast Guard Reservist Lt. Ash Thorne (right) meets with members of his two Disaster Area Response Teams (DART) before concluding the day's operations April 27. Thorne is supervising the teams of Coast Guard Reservists from St. Louis-based Sector Upper Mississippi River as they assist in flood response in rain-soaked communities throughout Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
This is a United States Geological Survey vessel checking gages in the floodway to assess its performance, May 03, 2011. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Surveying Fisk Levee: Continuous storm systems throughout the Midwest have overwhelmed the region's waterways and levees and caused massive flooding in communities throughout Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. On May 2, Coast Guard reservists from St. Louis-based Sector Upper Mississippi River visited the small riverside community of Fisk, Mo. to gauge the town's risk of flooding after a nearby lake overflowed its banks and dam. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
MST3 Wheeler of MSU Huntington snapped these pics of MSU Paducah's DART working in Shawneetown, Ill, May 2, 2011, Nine lives saved. This DART crew was comprised of Paducah, Cincinnati and Huntington personnel. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Coast Guard Reservist Boatswain's Mate Third Class Jay Lipinski speaks with a concerned citizen of New Madrid, Mo. on top of the town's levee May 1. Lipinski and other Reserve members of a Disaster Area Response Team (DART) patrolled a levee separating the small town from the rain-swollen Mississippi. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
(Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Coast Guard Reservist Lt. Ash Thorne and Senior Chief Rodney Wurgler speak with the City Manager of New Madrid, Mo. while inspecting the town's levee system after an errant barge collided with it May 1. The two reservists are members of one of two Disaster Area Response Teams (DART) that patrolled the levee separating the small town from the rain-swollen Mississippi, looking for possible damage caused by the barge collision. (Army Corps of Engineers photo)
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