More Rescues In Illinois; Rail Travel Affected

By: Associate Press
By: Associate Press

OAKVILLE, Iowa (AP) - The rising Mississippi River is leading to
evacuations in western Illinois and disrupting some Midwest rail
travel.
One Illinois levee broke, forcing the helicopter rescue of more
than a dozen sandbaggers who'd been trying to shore it up.
Authorities say highway motorists and people in a nearby house also
had to be rescued.
People have been urged to evacuate in Gulfport, Illinois.
Sandbag operations are continuing, despite fears of more levee
breaks in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.
The flooding has also disrupted Amtrak service between
Burlington and St. Paul, Minnesota.
High waters have also struck an Illinois hog operation. A farmer
spotted hogs swimming away, some trying to climb a levee, and one
tired pig on the ground "like a pink sandbag."


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