April 29, 2011
Day 5: Day-by-day coverage of 2011 flood
From left, Beverly Griggs, Brenda Eastin and Jordena Travis wait for a carriage ride Friday outside of the Churchill Museum in Fulton. Carriage rides were a part of the royal wedding celebrations of Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton that the museum put on.
From left, Susan Krumm, Warren Hollrah and Jean Grant celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton with champagne and cupcakes Friday at the Churchill Museum in Fulton. "I used to work here, and we had a party for (Princess) Diana and (Prince) Charles in 1981," Hollrah said. "This was a fantastic turnout and a great event this time around too."
Silt-covered leaves, formerly covered in water from the Black River, are now free from their watery prison on Thursday in Poplar Bluff. Floodwaters receded as rains halted in the city.
Britney Roberts scans the sky for clouds outside of the Black River Coliseum while she waits for word on the status of her home on Thursday. Roberts, who is pregnant, has been sleeping in the Coliseum for days while Poplar Bluff dries out.
Cranston Dunlap, left, stops to chat with fellow evacuee John Lopez on Thursday outside of the Black River Coliseum. While many of the people who were evacuated from their homes have been able to return, some are still waiting for word on their homes. "I hear it's muddy in there, and damp," said Lopez. "We gotta clean everything."
The Black River, seen from a levee just south of D Street in Poplar Bluff, has gone down slightly Thursday as a result a stop in precipitation.
A truck stands abandoned in the middle of the street in Poplar Bluff on Thursday. While most of the city is slowly drying out due to a let up of rain, Park Avenue in the center of downtown remains flooded, albeit less so than earlier in the week.
Elisha Hunt, right, teaches a Rock Bridge High School student how to improve his discus-throwing technique at track practice on Friday. Hunt began coaching there in late February.
Elisha Hunt, a throws coach for the Rock Bridge track team, still owns the MU record for the weight toss. She is set to complete a graduate degree this May in MU's health education and promotion program.
From left, MU teaching assistant Scott Clemens times Sam Parrilla's piano performance while judge Dr. Xiao-Li Ding watches during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival on Friday at Whitmore Recital Hall. The piano performances are evaluated on musicianship, overall quality, memorization and technique.
Matt Kasper of Staley High School warms up before his saxophone performance during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival on Friday outside the Fine Arts building.
Tabitha Gerstner of Blues Springs South High School and her mother Robin Gerstner look for the score of Tabitha's vocal solo performance on the windows of the Fine Arts building during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival Friday. This was Tabitha's first time reaching the state competition, which she won in her category.
Aldon Smith, the first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, smiles as he speaks at a news conference on Friday at the team's training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Smith, a defensive end at Missouri, will most likely play linebacker for first-year 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Firefighters search for a missing child in the rubble at Rosedale Courts housing complex on Thursday after a tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Wednesday.
Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades.
Britain's Prince William drives his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, in his father Prince Charles' Aston Martin Volante sports car covered with bunting on their way to Clarence House after their wedding in nearby Westminster Abbey, in London on Friday.
Mackenzie, 5, from New Mexico, waves a British flag bearing a picture of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, as she watches a live broadcast of the royal wedding in London's Hyde Park on Friday.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, departs Westminster Abbey after her marriage to Britain's Prince William, as they make their way to Buckingham Palace along the procession route in London on Friday.
Guests watch the royal wedding between Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton broadcast live on a screen during a party hosted by the British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould in Tel Aviv on Friday.