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Friday, April 19, 2013

AP: Parts of the Midwest were soaked by heavy rains this week, with some towns hurriedly building sandbag levees to protect homes and businesses.

Several communities in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri could see near-record flooding this weekend — a sharp contrast to just two months ago when the river was at near-record lows. In central Illinois, a flood-swollen river topped a levee and prompted authorities to evacuate about half of a small town.

 

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