Death Toll Rises To 20 As Flooding Threatens Levees In Missouri And Downstate IllinoisA rare winter flood threatened nearly two dozen federal levees in Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday as rivers rose, prompting evacuations in several places. At least 20 deaths over several days in Missouri and Illinois were blamed on flooding, mostly involving vehicles that drove onto swamped roadways.
Army Corps Submits Preliminary Plan To Relieve Des Plaines River FloodingThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan would involve building levees, restoring some lands to their natural states as marshes or prairies, as well as flood-proofing some homes.

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