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Rising Water: Southern Flooding Slideshow

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May 06, 2011

AP: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon walks atop a sandbag wall being built along side Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, left, and Capt. Juan Carlos Valencia, right, both of the Missouri National Guard as they tour flood preparations Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Caruthersville, Mo. The town in southeast Missouri is bracing for a crest of 49.7 feet later this week. The flood wall protecting the town can hold back up to 50 feet, but a sustained crest will pressure the wall. Workers have been fortifying the concrete and earthen barrier with thousands of sand bags.

AP: An explosion lights up the night sky as the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blows an 11,000 foot hole in the Birds Point levee in Mississippi County, Mo. on Monday, May 2, 2011.

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