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Flood fight goes on

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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A member of the Missouri National Guard and Donnie Brown with the New Madrid County Highway Department prepare a small road as pumps discharge thousands of gallons of water from the St. John's Bayou.
Five pumps installed to drain backwater; effort designed to reduce waters from area communities, interstate

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NEW MADRID - While activating the Birds Point Floodway was designed to reduce flooding from the Mississippi River, efforts are now under way to reduce the damage from floodwaters which have accumulated behind the levee.

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