Thursday, June 2, 2011


Stanley May pilots his jon boat past his sister's home that sits submerged in several feet of water. More than 130,000 acres of Missouri land was purposely flooded after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew portions of the Birds Point levee to activate the New Madrid Floodway in Mississippi County to alleviate pressure off the Mississippi River.

A cemetery sits under water near Charleston, Missouri.

National Guardsmen, police and firemen pull at mastiff out of the back of a U.S. Army truck near Naylor, Missouri. The dog, its owner and two kids were rescued from their home as rising floodwaters swamped the area.

A home in Butler County is inundated with floodwaters.

Workers at the Associated Electric Cooperative's New Madrid Power Plant fill sandbags in preparation to hold back floodwaters from the nearby rising Mississippi River in Marston, Missouri.

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