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Rare winter flood causes partial prison evacuation, threatens 19 levees in Missouri, Illinois

 


ST. LOUIS — A rare winter flood pushed swollen rivers and streams to virtually unheard-of heights Tuesday, sparking widespread evacuations and the transfer of inmates from an Illinois state prison as Missouri's governor activated the National Guard to help divert traffic away from submerged roads.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said water from the rising Mississippi River and its tributaries threatened to spill over 19 federal levees, putting hundreds of homes in jeopardy.

http://www.startribune.com/rare-winter-flood-threatens-homes-closes-interstates/363730411/

 

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