USA Update Missouri communities work to weather unusual winter floods

The extreme flooding over the holidays in the Midwest has been met with flood management and recovery efforts seasoned by lessons learned from past floods.

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A rare winter flood across the Midwest has required resilience, from volunteer sandbaggers to Red Cross evacuation centers, and a network of 1,000 local, state, and federal officials are deploying a flood control plan – the $13 billion Mississippi River and Tributaries project.