VIDEO: Major Flooding in Midwest! Five Dead As US Midwest Fights Record Floods… Flood Warnings and Watches Go Down The Whole Length of The Mississippi River… “Never Seen Anything Like This.” …CNN: More Rains Expected

#USA: Flooding in parts of the Midwest could worsen over the coming days as a rise in temperatures causes snow to melt. Ben R

More rain expected in the Midwest, where flood waters are blamed for 4 deaths-@jimspellmancnn is live in St. Louis

Residents in the Midwest are surprised at the amount of flooding saying they’ve “never seen anything like this.”

MAJOR FLOODING Peoria, Illinois 4/22/13

New rain could mean worse flooding in drenched Midwest

More rain expected in the Midwest, where flood waters are blamed for 4 deaths-@jimspellmancnn is live in St. Louis

A powerful spring cold snap brings more rain and snow to a soggy U.S. heartland Wednesday, putting more pressure on riverside communities from the upper Midwest to the Deep South.

Just Iphone from a train ! But it’s from today!!

This is from the 3 day rain storm that trickled down from Chicago rivers to the DePlains River and now the Illinois river which is right next to Peoria. The Illinois River drains into the Mississippi River which is at Moderate flood stage in St. Louis at this moment.

Damaging major flooding in Illinois as Mississippi River crests

Posted by: Dr. Jeff Masters, 02:48 PM GMT em 23 de Abril de 2013

The mighty Mississippi River has surged to damaging major flood heights along a 200-mile stretch in western Illinois just north of St. Louis, Missouri. “We have seen some of the worst flooding damage to neighborhoods and homes across our state in Illinois history,” Governor Quinn said on Monday, and he declared 44 counties disaster areas. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency after flash flooding hit many areas of his state. The river has been closed to barge traffic along a 15-mile stretch near St. Louis since Saturday, when 114 barges broke loose from a fleeting area. Eleven barges containing coal sank. Approximately twelve locks on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers have been closed to shipping due to high water. The Mississippi River peaked at top-five flood heights in recorded history Sunday through Tuesday along the 200-mile section north of St. Louis, but is now falling. The flood crest has yet to come from St. Louis southwards, where the river will stay near crest for multiple days, due to 0.5 – 1.0″ of rain expected to fall over most of Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, the floods will not be as significant, ranking near the 10th highest floods on record near St. Louis. Flood records along the Mississippi extend back in time to the 1840s to 1940s, depending upon the location.