Midwest braces for new floods

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The Independent Online
The swollen Mississippi River broke through a major levee south of Quincy, Illinois, yesterday, flooding thousands of acres, as volunteers worked feverishly to contain the devastating floods that have killed 41 people in the last six weeks, Reuter reports from St Louis, Missouri.

'We have more than a disaster, we have a calamity,' the US Agriculture Secretary, Mike Espy, said after touring the region.

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