Latest June 2008 Midwest floods Stories

2011-05-09 11:58:00

As flood threat increases, so does the need for donations WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forecasters are predicting catastrophic flooding may occur along the Mississippi River in the next few days, and the American Red Cross is ramping up to help people along the river as efforts continue to assist thousands of people in tornado-ravaged communities across the South.

2008-07-15 18:00:38

MADISON, Wis., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Energy Corporation announced today that the estimated impact of last month's unprecedented flooding in its service territory will reduce its utility business earnings per share by approximately $0.20 in 2008.

2008-06-24 00:00:03

WINFIELD, Mo. _ Sandbagging at the squishy Pin Oak levee was the latest stand Monday in the struggle to keep the flooding Mississippi River at bay. A muskrat burrow led to a levee leak the size of a fire hydrant's flow and, through a bit of luck, the remedy, authorities said.

2008-06-22 12:00:03

By Cheryl Wittenauer Associated Press FOLEY, Mo. -- Amid the battle to hold back the swollen Mississippi River, some towns in northeastern Missouri and Illinois got an unwelcome surprise Saturday as river levels rose higher than projected.

2008-06-22 09:00:02

By MONICA DAVEY By Monica Davey The New York Times CANTON, Mo. The levees along the Mississippi River offer a patchwork of unpredictable protections. Some are tall and earthen, others aging and sandy, and many along its tributaries uncataloged by federal officials.

2008-06-22 00:00:18

By The Associated Press FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) - Gov.

2008-06-20 18:00:28

By The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jun. 20--MADISON -- Gov. Jim Doyle planned to meet Friday with those affected by floods and storms in Jefferson County. The county is not one of the 19 that have been declared federal disaster areas.

2008-06-19 18:00:03

U.S. President George Bush toured the flood-stricken Iowa communities of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Thursday as federal officials discussed recovery plans. Air Force One landed at The Eastern Iowa Airport after 11 a.m.

2008-06-19 00:00:15

By The Associated Press GULFPORT (AP) - The rising Mississippi River interrupted travel on two bridges between Iowa and Illinois and threatened thousands of acres of farmland Tuesday.

2008-06-18 09:00:36

By Maria Sudekum Fisher Associated Press GULFPORT, Ill. -- The rising Mississippi River broke through a levee Tuesday, forcing authorities to rescue about a half-dozen people by helicopter, boat and four-wheeler as floodwaters moved south into Illinois and Missouri.

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