Residents along Mississippi River prepare for flood crest

Reuters: Officials along the lower Mississippi River prepared on Monday for the swollen river to reach its peak in their area, expecting levees to provide protection after flooding killed dozens of people as it pushed downriver toward the Gulf of Mexico. The crest is currently at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in Cairo, Illinois, and it will take a couple weeks for the water to move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, National Weather Service hydrologist Jeff Graschel said. The Mississippi River......

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