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Appraisals begin on flood buyout properties in Illinois
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Two years after Alexander County, Ill., applied for a federal grant to buy out about 135...

More rain, snow could lead to more flooding; river continues rise at Cape
GRAFTON, Ill. -- The Mississippi River started its slow decline at some problematic spots Monday, but the spring flood...

Olive Branch to get buyout from 2011 flood
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill.--Almost two years after enduring the worst flooding in recent memory, residents of Olive Branch...

Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator
After months of putting pressure on federal agencies to move forward with the next step in the St. Johns Bayou and New...
Corps: Notices sent to floodway owners
The Memphis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has mailed notices to individuals who reside in, operate and...

St. Johns Bayou basin trying to step out of New Madrid floodway shadows
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- When it rains within a 480-square-mile area in Southeast Missouri -- in towns such as Commerce,...

Army Corps: 2011 flood tested system like no flood ever before
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Mississippi River flooding of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the U.S. Army Corps...

Senators renew demands for answers on St. Johns Bayou
Calling ongoing delays in the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway project "outrageous," U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.,...

Project to close gap in levee stalled amid bureaucracy
Despite pressure by lawmakers and local stakeholders to resume reviewing plans to close a gap in the Mississippi River...

Two of three Birds Point levee crevasses rebuilt
Twenty months after the Birds Point levee was breached, two of the three crevasses created have been restored to the...
McCaskill seeks action on Mo. levee project
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is joining two Republican colleagues in calling for federal agencies...
First phase of Birds Point levee restoration complete
The first phase of work to restore the Birds Point levee to its original height has been completed. Glen Bullington, a...

Corps, tribes sign pact for remains found at Birds Point
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The remains of American Indian tribe members discovered in the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway in...

Tour de Shawnee brings out Olive Branch, Ill., riders, tourists
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Before long, the tiny Southern Illinois town of Olive Branch may not exist. Many residents are...
Flood projects progressing on both sides of Mississippi River
Progress is steadily being made with flood-recovery projects on both sides of the Mississippi River. Cairo, Ill., will...
We're still in the bullseye

Moderate Risk of severe storms for Thursday

Forecast trending toward more snow, less ice

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh reflects on 'grave' decision
PHOTO GALLERIES
Southern Illinois after the flood
The floodwater has receded in Cairo and Olive Branch, leaving behind an array of destruction.
Gov. Nixon surveys damage in the floodway
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon surveys the damage in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
A vacant Pinhook, Mo.
Floodwater from the breached Birds Point levee has left the town of Pinhook, Mo. void of residents as seen on Thursday, June 16, 2011.
Cairo community Service of Thanksgiving
A Service of Thanksgiving was held at Cairo High School on Saturday, June 4, 2011, to celebrate the city being spared from flooding destruction.
Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway after the breach
The waters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway are receding, leaving behind a desolate Mississippi County landscape as seen on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Olive Branch, Ill. flood cleanup
Flood cleanup is underway in the Olive Branch, Ill. and Horseshoe Lake area since floodwaters have receded.
Return to Birds Point
A closer look at the breach of Birds Point levee and the receding water in the floodway.
Morehouse, Mo. after the flood
Morehouse, Mo. residents clean out their flood damaged homes Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Flood recovery assistance and receding water
Gov. Jay Nixon addressed the community during a Community Response Meeting in Sikeston Mo., on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The meeting aimed to assist flood victims by connecting them with state programs and agencies that can help them recover.
Birds Point-New Madrid floodway
Birds Point-New Madrid floodway Monday, May 9, 2011.
Flooding at Commerce, Mo.
Mississippi River floodwaters are receding Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Commerce, Mo.
Shawnee Community College Shelter
Residents forced out of their homes from spring floodwater find shelter at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill.
2011 Spring Flooding: Monday, April 25
Days of heavy rain have caused flooding along the Diversion Channel, Mississippi River and other waterways up and down Southeast Missouri.
Playlist: Southeast Missourian flood videos
Use the arrows on each side of the video player to scroll through video shot by the Southeast Missourian during the 2011 flood.

YouTube video: Aerial video, courtesy of Steve Robertson
CORPS VIDEO: Second intentional breach of Birds Point Floodway
LOCAL VIDEO: Video of breach explosion
Video of Jackson's hail storm on April 27
Raw video taken of levee breach (video by Joshua W. Finney of Bell City)
YouTube: video from Poplar Bluff
YouTube: More from Poplar Bluff
Levee Break at Jenkins Basin near Bell City 4-26-11
Poplar Bluff flood report from Fox News
LocationCurrentForecast
Cape Girardeau
Mississippi River
22.61 ft. 24.3 ft.
Wed 7am
Chester
Mississippi River
17.05 ft. 18 ft.
Mon 1am
Thebes
Mississippi River
22.04 ft. N/A
Wed 6pm
New Madrid
Mississippi River
26.22 ft. 26.3 ft.
Sat 7am
Caruthersville
Mississippi River
27.75 ft. 27.6 ft.
Sat 7am
St. Louis
Mississippi River
14.41 ft. 15.5 ft.
Mon 1am
Cairo
Ohio River
36.42 ft.
Near flood stage
36.7 ft.
Sat 7am
Paducah
Ohio River
28.78 ft. 29.5 ft.
Sat 7am
Patterson
St. Francis River
6.5 ft. 6.5 ft.
Sat 7am
Fisk
St. Francis River
7.61 ft. 8.6 ft.
Sat 7am
St. Francis
St. Francis River
15.94 ft. 16.1 ft.
Sat 7am
Annapolis
4.19 ft. 4.2 ft.
Sat 7am
Poplar Bluff
Black River
5.19 ft. 5.2 ft.
Sat 7am
Van Buren
Current River
4.42 ft. 4.3 ft.
Sat 7am
Doniphan
Current River
1.64 ft. 1.6 ft.
Sat 7am