One can see the Mississippi rising each hour... it's unbelievable... and expected to get to the top of the levy in Hannibal in the next 4-7 days.
City officials are adding another 2 feet (sand bags) to the top of the berm just in case. The 100-year flood has taken only 15 years to re-appear since the last one in 1993.
Crews guide a floodgate into the levee Tuesday morning
(June 10, 2008). Photo by Hannibal Courier-Post