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WJLA, May 06, 2011

Flooding hits midwest; evacuations begin

Record-breaking flooding is expected in several Southern cities as rivers continue to rise due to spring rain and snowmelt.

Tour Southern Illinois by boat

Chuck Peebles relies on a friend's canoe to make his way through flooded parts of the southern Illinois city of Metropolis on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Peebles, 53, still occupies the second-story apartment in one of the buildings in the background, accessing it by way of the fire escape as floodwaters from the Ohio River continue to creep up.