Lower Midwest U.S. Braces For Floods

Monday, June 16, 2008 - 17:28 in Earth & Climate

Residents of the central and southern Midwest are crossing their fingers, saying their prayers, planning evacuations, and in some cases filling sandbags in preparation for the excessive water ravishing communities in Iowa and Wisconsin. The flood wave is propagating down the Mississippi River towards St. Louis at about the pace of a brisk walk, according one geologist. He says, "This is serious water."

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