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River rising threatens local town...

May 06, 2013 -- 9:55am


Flooding along the Mississippi River has residents of Commerce concerned as water now covers  streets in many parts of town. Some are being forced to build mini levees while others have heavy equipment on the ready! Others are only able to get to their homes by boat while some are unable to get to their house at all. According to the National Weather Service, the Mississippi River is expected to crest at 41.5 feet later this week. Thebes, Illinois is expected to crest at 40.5 feet.

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