Aerial tour of Mississippi River flooding - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Aerial tour of Mississippi River flooding

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(WSIL) -- On Wednesday, News 3's Nick Hausen took to the skies in a helicopter to survey flooding along the Mississippi River.

In areas of Union and Alexander counties, fields looked like lakes and homes were surrounded by water.

A farm just off Route 3 was protected by sandbags, as were some buildings in East Cape Girardeau. But others weren't so lucky.

Further south, the river takes over. Thousands of acres on the Missouri side are underwater. 

Near Miller City, once protected by the Len Small Levee, the river rushes in like a separate branch off the main channel. 


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