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Dozens of families scramble to pack up before their homes are swamped by the Mississippi River after a levee breach in West Alton. (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Flood Wall Constructed in Alton; Several Roads Still Closed

The Mississippi at Alton crested yesterday at 34.38 ft. but it will remain high for several days.

06/05/2013

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday night at 39.8 feet, which is nearly 10 feet above flood stage. (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Residents of West Alton Advised to Evacuate

Warning sirens blared in West Alton Monday night as 590 residents were advised to evacuate because of a levee breach in northeastern St. Charles County.

06/04/2013

File photo of State Route 100, the Great River Road, shut down in Alton. (Photo via Grafton Facebook page)

Mississippi River Towns Brace for Major Flooding

Forecasts call for the river to crest Tuesday at 34.5 feet, nearly four feet higher than April’s crest, but lower than earlier predictions.

06/03/2013

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