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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)

Gov. Nixon To Survey Flooding in West Alton

Nixon was heading to St. Charles County on Friday for an aerial look at the high water and the condition of levees.

06/07/2013

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

Mississippi River Crests in Midwest As More Rain Looms

The National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton further north.

06/06/2013

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Sen. Blunt Blames Feds for Mississippi River Flooding Problems

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the federal government has gotten too preoccupied with habitat restoration, instead of flood control.

06/06/2013

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Water Quality, Flooding Prompt Missouri Beach Closings

Flooding and concerns about water quality have prompted the closings of several public swimming beaches in Missouri.

06/06/2013

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. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Saturated Levees Creating Unease for Missouri Riverfront Towns

The National Weather Service says there are multiple spots of potential failures along that levee between Portage Des Sioux and West Alton.

06/05/2013

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TIAM: We Got Some Good News From The NWS

The rivers appear to have crested.

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

Flooding in Grafton, Illinois April 18, 2013. (Photo credit: Facebook.com)

Federal Aid Available After April Illinois Floods

More than $73 million in federal aid has been approved so far to help Illinois communities hurt by April’s floods.

06/04/2013

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

How Missouri’s Disasters Cost Its Residents

According to HomeInsurance.com, Missouri homeowners pay over $300 more each year than residents of Illinois and Iowa but $400 less than Oklahoma residents.

06/04/2013

State Route 100, the Great River Road, is shut down between U-S 67 in Alton and Clifton Terrace in Godfrey. (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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