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Floods damaging homes, farms, roads during wettest June on record

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Standing in the home where she has lived for 26 years, Violet Brownell was looking for items that could be salvaged after flood waters rose about 18 inches above the floor. "If the water went down and everything was all clean, it wouldn't be so bad. But there's slimy mud and dead worms everywhere, and it stinks bad," she said. 
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Rising waters of Fabius force evacuation of trailer park in Taylor, Mo.

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Kathy Martin couldn't hide her disappointment.Martin, who owns the Fabius Village Mobile Home Park just off U.S. 61 north of the Mo. 6 interchange with her husband, Dennis, stood on one of the park's access roads Sunday afternoon and looked over the expanses of murky water in front of her.“It makes you sick,” she said. “Thirty-four years of blood, sweat and tears." More>>

Severe storms prompt tornado reports in Missouri

Severe weather has brought heavy rain and hail and prompted tornado reports in Missouri. More>>

Month now officially the wettest in Illinois history

Illinois' wet June is now one for the record book. More>>

Region continues to battle high water

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Rural areas across West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri continue to be plagued by rising waters from both the Mississippi River and inland tributaries. Saturday's sunny and rain-free weather was a welcome relief across the region, but both Northeast Missouri and West-Central Illinois continue to experience the fallout from last week's often-torrential rains, both locally and from the storms that rolled through states to the north.

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Region welcoming expected break from nasty weather

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Local forecasts indicate there will be no major rains for the rest of the weekend. The Mississippi River is expected to crest in and around Quincy and Hannibal, Mo., on Sunday -- about 9 feet above each of their flood stages -- and then begin receding, according to various river flood stage reports.

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Waters from South Fabius River floods one Edina business, causes Mo. 15 to be closed Video included

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A levee break of the South Fabius River near Edina mid-Thursday morning has caused the flooding of at least one Edina business and the closing of Mo. 15 at Edina. The Farm and Home Supply on the south edge of Edina was flooded at about 10 a.m. Thursday. Other businesses are threatened, including the nearby Dollar General store. The Knox County Sheriff's Department reports Mo. 15 was closed on the south edge of Edina because of waters from the north branch of ... More>>

Several businesses doused by flash floods in Edina Video included

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The city of Edina is looking for volunteers to help with the cleanup after a flash flood Thursday bulldozed its way into town and swamped more than a half-dozen businesses.   More>>

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  • EIGHINGER: 'Flooded' with experience after all these years

    EIGHINGER: 'Flooded' with experience after all these years

    Monday, June 29 2015 10:24 AM EDT2015-06-29 14:24:28 GMT
    I have even learned to appreciate a good flood. That doesn't mean I like it or look forward to a flood. It means I appreciate what all goes in to preparing, defending and often recovering from those massive Mississippi River overflows.
    Every time it rains (lately that has been quite often) and whispers of "flood" begin, I think back to 1993 when West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri were trying to survive the infamous high water that summer. At...
  • More than 1,500 Ameren customers in Quincy without power Thursday night

    More than 1,500 Ameren customers in Quincy without power Thursday night

    Friday, June 26 2015 9:08 AM EDT2015-06-26 13:08:09 GMT
    A large section of the city was without electric power for a while Thursday night. Victoria Busch, an Ameren Illinois spokeswoman, said the outage occurred when a tree fell on a power line near a Quincy substation about 7:30 p.m.
    A large section of the city was without electric power for a while Thursday night. Victoria Busch, an Ameren Illinois spokeswoman, said the outage occurred when a tree fell on a power line near a Quincy substation about 7:30 p.m.
  • Hannibal to close floodgates this afternoon

    Hannibal to close floodgates this afternoon

    Thursday, June 25 2015 12:34 PM EDT2015-06-25 16:34:37 GMT
    Heavy rainfall and a swelling river level will prompt emergency management officials to close Hannibal's floodgates Thursday afternoon. John Hark, Marion County emergency management director, said preparations are underway to close the gates at 1 p.m. The National Weather Service reported the Mississippi River is expected to reach 20.5 feet Friday and crest at 21.7 feet Monday.
    Heavy rainfall and a swelling river level will prompt emergency management officials to close Hannibal's floodgates Thursday afternoon. John Hark, Marion County emergency management director, said preparations are underway to close the gates at 1 p.m. The National Weather Service reported the Mississippi River is expected to reach 20.5 feet Friday and crest at 21.7 feet Monday.

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