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Flooding in LaGrange, Mo. along the Mississippi River (Credit: AP)

Flooding in LaGrange, Mo. along the Mississippi River is causing concern as forecasts indicate that spring floods may be far from over. (April 20, 2013)

Spring rains flood Midwest communities

The surging Mississippi was at or near crest at several places from the Quad Cities south to near St. Louis -- some reaching 10-12 feet above flood stage.

This aerial photo shows homes in Robinson Twp.,
(Credit: AP)

This aerial photo shows homes in Robinson Twp., Mich. surrounded by Grand River flood waters. (April 20, 2013)

Flooding in LaGrange, Mo. along the Mississippi River
(Credit: AP)

Flooding in LaGrange, Mo. along the Mississippi River is causing concern as forecasts indicate that spring floods may be far from over. (April 20, 2013)

Aerial of the Grand River at flood stage
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Aerial of the Grand River at flood stage in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., where the mayor declared a state of emergency as the flooding Grand River poured into the basements of several hotels and other downtown buildings. (April 20, 2013)

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An aerial photo of Water Street in Peru,
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An aerial photo of Water Street in Peru, Ill., shows the Illinois River at record flood levels for the area. (April 19, 2013)

A swing set sits submerged in floodwater from
(Credit: AP)

A swing set sits submerged in floodwater from the Mississippi River, in Clarksville, Mo. (April 21, 2013)

Bob Bailey tinkers with a pump as he
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Bob Bailey tinkers with a pump as he tries to keep floodwater from the Mississippi River out of one of his rental properties in Clarksville, Mo. as the crest, expected to be 11 feet above flood stage, approaches. (April 21, 2013)

Floodwater from the Mississippi River spreads across farmland
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Floodwater from the Mississippi River spreads across farmland near Clarksville, Mo. (April 21, 2013)

A member of the Missouri National Guard stands
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A member of the Missouri National Guard stands on a sandbag levee and looks out over floodwater from the Mississippi River in Clarksville, Mo. (April 21, 2013)

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The Fulton Street bridge over the flooded Grand
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The Fulton Street bridge over the flooded Grand River, as pictured from the 27th floor of Plaza Towers in Grand Rapids, Mich. (April 21, 2013)

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