Height of Illinois Levees Concerning to Some in MissouriState versus state battle lines are being drawn across the Mississippi River, with a top Missouri official urging Illinois regulators to back away from a plan allowing higher levees that could push more floodwater to the Missouri side of the river.
Levee Questions Surface as Flood Waters ReceedQuestions remain about whether the higher levee at Valley Park may be to blame for some of the flooding last week.
Valley Park Levee Holds as Meramec CrestsThe Meramec River reached its peak this morning at 1 a.m. in Valley Park, straining against the walls of the earthen levee protecting hundreds of homes and businesses.
Valley Park Residents Prepare to EvacuateThe city of Valley Park is urging some 350 homes and 58 businesses to evacuate by noon today.
Families Urged to Evacuate; Meramec River Expected to Crest WednesdayThe city of Valley Park is urging some 350 homes and 58 businesses to evacuate by noon on Tuesday.
Crews Search for Missing Arkansas Woman in Flooded Poplar BluffAuthorities are searching for an Arkansas woman near Poplar Bluff after she called 911 to report that she was trapped in a flooding car.
Flooding Threatens Levee at Poplar BluffResidents on Wednesday were still cleaning up after the creek water got into some homes.
St. Charles Co. Wants Portage Des Sioux Residents to EvacuateIf levees fail Portage Des Sioux will be surrounded within hours.
Nixon Calls in National Guard; West Alton Residents Told To EvacuateResidents in West Alton are being told to evacuate immediately at this hour, due to the overtopping of the Consolidated North County Levee on the Mississippi River.
Roads Closed, Flood Warnings Issued Across IllinoisThe West Alton Mayor says the Mississippi will top the town's levee by 4 1/2 feet, and pretty much the whole town will be impacted.
Metro East Levees Near 100-Year Flood CertificationThe levees in Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties protect more than 50,000 jobs and 80,000 residents in the area.
Bulldozers Level Tiny, Flood-Ruined Missouri VillageFour years since being swamped when the federal government blasted three holes in a Mississippi River levee, the tiny southeast Missouri community of Pinhook has been turned into a footnote by bulldozers.

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