Severe Storms Slam Central U.S.

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    March 22: The curious visit the flooded intersection of Missouri state route 141 and Interstate 44 caused by the overflowing Meramec River in Fenton, Mo.

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    March 22: The curious visit the flooded intersection of Missouri state route 141 and Interstate 44 caused by the overflowing Meramec River in Fenton, Mo.

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    March 22: A semi-tractor-trailer cab sits partially submerged in floodwater from the Meramec River at the intersection of state route 141 and Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo.

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    March 22: Curious cyclists visit the flooded intersection of Missouri state route 141 and Interstate 44 caused by the overflowing Meramec River in Fenton, Mo.

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    March 22: A man photographs the flooded intersection of Missouri state route 141 and Interstate 44 caused by the overflowing Meramec River in Fenton, Mo.,

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    March 22: The curious have their picture taken at the flooded intersection of Missouri state route 141 and Interstate 44 caused by the overflowing Meramec River in Fenton, Mo.

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    March 21: Area residents congregate on Highway 141 south of Interstate 44 next to flood waters that closed a portion of the highway in Valley Park, Mo. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Ted Yahl, at right, brought his Boy Scout Troop #680, to help fill sandbags at the Valley Park levee in Valley Park, Mo. Yahl is getting help from Luke Stauder, 9, center. Families from across St. Louis county swarmed the area to help their neighbors prepare for floodwater from the Meramec River. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Patrolman Charles Hoff, right, returns to his boat after he and Rob Garrett both with the Missouri State Water Patrol tried to talk resident Dave Trucks out of his home as the flood waters continued to rise in Eureka, Mo.. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Dianne Hartle, left,and her husband Ron, right, get a hug from family friend John Lewis after they saw their home almost completely covered by water in Eureka, Mo. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Randell Avery, an employee for Osage Realty clears water form the sidewalk in front of Osage Realty in Pacific, Mo. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Members of the Coast Guard patrol the flooded streets in Pacific, Mo. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Rachael Dodson, right, 14, walks along side the jeep driven by her mother, Peggy and friend William Lewis down a flooded Highway W towards their home in Eureka, Mo.Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Emergency crews place barriers along Highway 44, in Eureka, Mo.anticipation of rising floodwaters, as seen from a U.S. Coast Guard air patrol. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Flooded roads make travel impossible near Eureka, Mo. as seen from a U.S. Coast Guard air patrol. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought to save their homes Friday after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights and some Good Friday services.

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    March 21: Looking west on U.S. 50 bridge in Mt. Sterling, Mo. U.S. 50 was closed at 1 p.m. by Missouri Department of Transportation after flood water rose over 1.5-feet. By 4 p.m. water was over both lanes approximately 2 feet deep with strong current.

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    March 21: Sandbaggers ride their backhoe through the floodwaters from the Meramec River in Pacific, Mo. Pacific is one of the Missouri cities hit by the floodwaters from the Meramec River that has forced residents from their homes.

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    March 21: Butler County, Mo., Emergency Management Director Rick Sliger surveys the damage along a county road just southeast of Poplar Bluff, Mo., that was destroyed by flood waters from the Black River, left. Flood-weary residents in Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio fought Friday to save their homes after heavy rainstorms pushed swollen rivers out of their banks, and a fresh snowstorm blew through parts of the Upper Midwest, canceling flights in the Chicago area.

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    March 21: Joseph Easley tries to prime a hose to pump water out of his parents front yard as flood waters recede in Dutchtown, Mo.

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    March 21: Travis Carroll steps around debris in his flooded home as he returns to salvage what he can as floodwaters recede in Dutchtown, Mo.

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    March 21: Floodwaters from the Black River south of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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    March 20: Civil Air Patrol member Travis Knowlton, 16, from Boonville, Ind., holds the hose as flood water is pumped out of the sandbagged area between the house and the floodwater at the home of Valerie Ferguson, north of Evansville, Ind.

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    March 20: Foreman Steve Binkley looks at some of the damage done to Durbin Landscaping after the flooded Miami River reached 26.5 feet, in Miamitown, Ohio.

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    March 20: Miami Township fireman Cody Ratliff posts the flood height the Miami River reached in Miamitown, Ohio.

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    March 20: A home near Hwy. W., north of Poplar Bluff, Mo., is surrounded by flood waters from the Black River. President Bush declared a major disaster in Missouri on Wednesday night and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by flooding. Authorities are straining to keep pace with some of the worst flooding to hit their region in decades.

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    March 19: Jim Perotti, head of maintenance for Holiday Shores Lake, clings to a depth gauge after he became trapped by the suction of a drain which was lowering the level of the lake in Holiday Shores, Ill.

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    March 19: Dan Schellman, (right) of Jefferson City, Mo., is one of 21 AmeriCorps volunteers sent to assist with emergency efforts due to flooding in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Dan is one of 122 people spending the night at the The Black River Coliseum which serves as a Butler County Emergency Management shelter.

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    March 19: Chris Thompson empties a wet/dry vacuum while collecting water behind the sandbags at King Drug & Home Care, in Owensboro, Ky.

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    March 19: Henderson County Rescue Squad members Scott Trodglen, left, and Amanda Coghill evacuate Katie Rheinhardt, Amy Thomas, Andrew Rheinhardt and their two year-old daughter Reed from their flooded home in Henderson, Ky. The National Weather Service posted flood and flash flood warnings from Texas to Pennsylvania on Wednesday, and evacuations were under way in parts of Missouri, Arkansas and Ohio.

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    March 19: A commercial boat dock floats lodged against the Ark. State Highway 5 bridge in Calico Rock, Ark., on the White River. Heavy rains since Monday caused widespread flooding in the northern Arkansas.

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    March 19: Andrew Koontz, left, and Rick Hoefer of Springfield, Mo., look at floodwaters along the Finley River in Ozark, Mo.

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