Mississippi River Flooding Forces Hundreds To Evacuate

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Mississippi River Flooding Forces Hundreds To Evacuate

  • 06/04/2013 12:01 PM EDT Viral

Residents of the Missouri town of West Alton were urged to leave their homes in the face of rising flood waters on Monday evening after the Mississippi River breached a temporary sand barricade.

The National Weather Service reported that the river around Alton was more than a dozen feet higher than flood stage. The evacuation affects about 300 residents.