Feds set up for Mo. levee breach to avert severe flooding in Ill. town

04/30/2011 | Google

The Army Corps of Engineers has prepared the explosives that would blow off a massive section of a levee in southeastern Missouri to ease mounting water pressure in the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and save Cairo, Ill., from catastrophic flooding. The decision came after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to put a stop to the plan. Army Corps' Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh said that no final decision has been made and that he would observe the rivers' water levels before deciding whether to continue with the levee breach.

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