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May 06, 2011

AP: A farm is seen surrounded by floodwater Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. The Army Corps of Engineers’ blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, after nightfall Monday, flooding 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri’s Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill.

AP: Kevin Upchurch, left, and Mark Hanners navigate down a flooded street Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Commerce, Mo. Powerful storms that swept through the nation’s midsection have pushed river levels to dangerous heights and are threatening to flood several towns in Missouri.