Monday, June 13, 2011

Two Missouri River Levees Fail
~The rising Missouri River has ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri, sending torrents of floodwater over rural farmland toward the Iowa town of Hamburg and the Missouri state park and resort of Big Lake. The levee failures both happened Monday morning.Authorities said a levee near Hamburg now has a 50-foot-wide hole in it. This is the same place in Atchison County, Mo., where a repair was done last week.The emergency manager said while the levee has been deemed irreparable, there are no plans to evacuate anyone.

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