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4 killed in Midwest flooding; roads closed, levees strained

 


ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least four lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of river towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters rose to and near record levels in some communities.

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings Friday along a large swath of the Mississippi River, as well as flash flood watches for parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas after recent rounds of heavy rain.

The body of a missing kayaker was found Friday afternoon in a swollen southwest Missouri creek. Missouri State Highway P...



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