PHOTO GALLERY: Day-by-day coverage of 2011 flood — Day 1

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | 8:55 p.m. CDT; updated 9:43 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Home and businesses south of Poplar Bluff are flooded out by rising waters from the Black River on Monday. Water is spilling over a river levee, and officials fear the levee will break.

The flood, which has displaced at least a thousand people living in river towns, continues to raise challenges for many Missouri residents. Here are some scenes from the first day of flooding in Poplar Bluff.

Evacuees prepare for bed in the temporary shelter set up by the Red Cross in the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff on Monday. Evacuation zones stretched across the southern and eastern parts of Poplar Bluff as the Black River breached levees because of heavy storms rolling through the area Monday night.
Members of the Missouri Highway Patrol set off by boat to patrol a flooded street and check for victims of a flash flood Monday in Poplar Bluff. Thousands of southeast Missouri residents watched helplessly Monday as water from the Black River crept toward their homes after flowing over the levee protecting their town and trapping some who had to be rescued by boat.

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