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Record floods in Missouri spur debate over levees

Feb 8, 2016
Some blame the floods on nature, others say public policy made things worse
Residents and business are seen submerged in flood water from the Meremac River on December 31, 2015 in downtown Pacific, Missouri. The St. Louis area and surrounding region are experiencing record flood crests of the Mississippi, Missouri and Meremac Rivers after days of record rainfall.
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New Orleans gets new levee system, 8 years after Katrina

Jun 17, 2013
A levee system to protect the West Bank of the New Orleans area is complete and will be celebrated Monday.