UPDATE: Caruthersville awaits record crest

Thursday, May 5, 2011 | 4:59 p.m. CDT; updated 5:44 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 5, 2011

ST. LOUIS — Residents of the southeast Missouri town of Caruthersville braced Thursday for a flood crest expected to have the Mississippi River lapping at the top of the floodwall.