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Flooding Overwhelms The Midwest

Residents along the Mississippi River are experiencing the worst flooding in 15 years.

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Mississippi River Towns Brace for the Worst
Article | GULFPORT, Ill., June 17 -- Floodwaters that wreaked havoc along Illinois and Iowa rivers have poured into the Mississippi, creating a torrent of water that threatens to spread the misery to historic riverside towns on the way to St. Louis and beyond.
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Flooding Overwhelms The Midwest
Photos | Residents along the Mississippi River are experiencing the worst flooding in 15 years.
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Bush gets firsthand look at flooded Iowa cities
Article | WASHINGTON -- President Bush plans to inspect two of Iowa's flooded cities, where the water is receding but families and businesses are knee-deep in the disheartening aftermath.
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St. Louis Levees Are Expected to Hold Mississippi
Article | The crest of the flood-swollen Mississippi River moved steadily downstream toward St. Louis yesterday, but authorities said they expect levees there to hold -- in part because breaches and overflows upstream have reduced the volume of water in the river.
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Flood Recovery Likely to Be Slow
Article | CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 16 -- Floodwaters have quickly receded, down from last week's high of 15 feet above flood stage. But as they retreated Monday, it became increasingly evident that it will be a slow, painful recovery for this city of 120,000.

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