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Significant Flooding Possible on Mississippi

HANNIBAL, MO - People living along the Mississippi River are keeping a wary eye out for possible flooding.

The National Weather Service is predicting today that the river will rise to ten feet above flood stage or higher in the next two weeks.  Some of the towns along the river that might be affected include Hannibal, Canton, Louisiana and Clarksville in northeast Missouri and Quincy and Grafton in Illinois.

That much water would cause major flooding and be near record levels reached in 1993.

Moderate flooding is expected at St. Louis and Cape Girardeau.

The National Weather Service says things could get even worse if more rain falls.

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