From: Reuters
Published June 27, 2008 09:01 AM

Missouri levee breaks as flooding continues

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A levee near Winfield, Missouri, that was holding back the flood waters of the Mississippi River broke early Friday morning, said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The levee broke at its south end at 5:20 a.m. CDT (6:20 a.m. EDT) despite sandbagging to increase its height.

(Reporting by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by John Picinich)

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