June 14, 2011
Interstate 29, north of Hamburg, Iowa, is down to one lane southbound due to flooding from the Missouri River, Monday, June 13, 2011. The rising Missouri River has ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri, sending torrents of floodwaters over rural farmland toward the southwest Iowa town of Hamburg and the northwest Missouri resort town of Big Lake.
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Dozens of workers raced Tuesday to add several feet to a levee that now stands as the lone barrier between Hamburg and the floodwaters of the Missouri River that threaten to fill the small town like a bathtub.en Missouri River punched a massive hole in the main levee.