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    Posted June 2, 2011 by
    Usedcam
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    South Sioux City, Nebraska
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    Flooding in South Sioux City, Nebraska

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Usedcam is the managing editor of the Dakota County Star newspaper and has been covering this story day by day. He said that the water has risen even more since the day before and that a lot more residents have evacuated the area. 'It's almost like a war zone down there and [the water] hasn’t even hit,' Usedcam said.
    - ccostello3, CNN iReport producer

    The people of South Sioux City, Nebraska prepare for a coming flood on June 2, 2011. The U.S. Corps of Engineers estimates about half of the city of 12,000 people will be underwater by June 14 as the Missouri River rises. The Corps expect the flood to last about 60 days. Those in the proposed flood area spent Thursday packing and moving items while others made and placed sandbags along the swollen Missouri River. The river is expected to rise another eight feet by June 14 when peak flows are expected. Those peak flows will be maintained by the Corps of Engineers for at least six weeks.



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