Northwest Missouri prepares for imminent flooding

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | 4:39 p.m. CDT; updated 5:25 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 2, 2011

KANSAS CITY — Northwest Missourians were preparing Thursday to either evacuate or help fill sandbags as the Missouri River approached what Gov. Jay Nixon said would be "unprecedented" water levels — even for a region that has plenty experience dealing with floods.