ST. LOUIS — Forecasters are saying several inches of rain could fall over the mid-Mississippi River valley throughout the next several days. The timing couldn't be worse: The river is already spilling over its banks.
Flood levels are inching close to major levels at several Mississippi River towns. Hannibal, Clarksville, and Louisiana, Mo., are already seeing river stages more than 5 feet above flood stage, and the water is rising. Even Cape Girardeau in southeast Missouri is reporting a river level a couple of feet over flood stage.