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Midwest Flooding Gains Momentum

The muddy waters of the Mississippi River are causing misery in southwest Wisconsin.

The river is
spilling over its banks, flooding homes and streets in Prairie du Chien (PRAYR´-ee doo SHEEN), and forcing residents to higher ground.

One woman
says it´s not easy watching your house be engulfed by water. She says, “It gives you a sick feeling in your stomach.´´

Downriver in Iowa, people are
also watching the mighty river closely. The Mississippi is expected to crest there over the next week.