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One Levee Holds, Officials Fear Another Could Breach in Midwest

By: Kristen Connolly
By: Kristen Connolly

Some people in the Midwest are breathing a sigh
of relief, but others are still concerned about rising flood waters
brought on by days of heavy rain.
The town of Valley Park, Missouri, has been spared from flooding
along the Meramec River by new 49-million-dollar levee. The river
crested well above flood stage but the levee held. It's designed
for a 100-year flood and the Army Corps of Engineers says it passed
the test.
Authorities in southwestern Illinois are keeping a close eye on
a levee holding back rising water from the town of Grand Tower.
The Illinos Emergency Management Agency says some rivers may not
crest until tomorrow. Dozens of people have left their homes.
Nationwide, at least 17 people have been killed as a result of
last week's storms and high water.


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