Southeast Missouri levee blown open to alleviate potential severe flooding

Monday, May 2, 2011 | 10:53 p.m. CDT; updated 4:56 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WYATT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers exploded a large section of a Mississippi River levee Monday in a desperate attempt to protect an Illinois town from rising floodwaters.