Record Floods Affect Millions in the Midwest - The New York Times:
"FENTON, Mo. — Amid the worst flood this town has ever seen, Tammy Morgan took a break Wednesday from shoveling sand into the yellow bags she hoped would save her business and pointed to a line of treetops rising from the water. There, she said, a few hundred feet away, past streets and clapboard houses now submerged, is where the Meramec River should be — not lapping at the grass a few feet away."
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