Gallery: MIDWEST FLOOD

Aerial view of confluence of Missouri (left) & Mississippi Rivrs day after record crest of 8/1/93 Illinois

Aerial of canal at Lock & Dam #27, one day after record crest of 8/1/93 on Mississippi; St. Louis Illinois

Aerial: Mississippi floods a bldg along base of bluffs outside of levee on 8/3/93;Prairie du Rochr Illinois

At bottom of bluffs, farm compound does not escape Mississippi's record '93 flood; Prairie Rocher Illinois

Aerial: Mississippi River on 8/4/93 nearly tops levee of state's oldest town, Prairie du Rocher. Illinois

Aerial:sandbaggrs on levee of state's oldest town on 8/4/93 fight Mississippi; Prairie du Rocher. Illinois

RR tracks run under levee as sandbaggers line top on 8/3/93 in effort to save Prairie du Rocher Illinois

People load sandbags off truck and hand them up along levee in effort to save Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Local folks toss sandbags along levee as Mississippi laps at top on 8/4/93; Prairie du Rocher. Illinois

Aerial:folks sandbag levee on 8/4/93 as Mississippi nears top and threatens Prairie du Rocher. Illinois

Natl guardsman talks with state trooper about preparations for flood of 93 at Prairie du Rocher Illinois

One farmer consoles other w/ hand on shoulder as they brace for flood on 8/4/93;Prairie du Rochr Illinois

Three sandbaggers sit atop levee beside flag as Mississippi nears top on 8/4/93; Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Duck decoy sits on sandbag on levee as motorboat tows another and flood laps top;Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Sandbags form barricade around home in preparation for flood of 93 near Prairie du Rocher. Illinois

Sandbaggers in truck flee floodwaters on 8/3/93 after trying to save farmhouse;Prairie du Rocher Illinois

National Guard truck flees flood on 8/3/93 aftr trying to sandbag & save farm at Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Aerial:crane on barge cuts hole in Mississippi's levee to drain flood; 8/3/93, Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Aerial:crane on barge cuts hole in Mississippi's levee to drain flood; 8/3/93, Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Aerial:crane on barge cuts hole in Mississippi's levee to drain floods on 8/3/93; Prairie Rocher Illinois

Aerial:crane on barge cuts hole in Mississippi's levee to drain flood; 8/3/93, Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Aerial:crane on barge cuts hole in Mississippi's levee to drain flood; 8/4/93, Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Mississippi River claims one of its last victims of flood of 93 as it swallows town of Valmeyer. Illinois

Mississippi River claims one of its last victims of flood of 93 as it swallows town of Valmeyer. Illinois

Mississippi River claims one of its last victims of flood of 93 as it swallows town of Valmeyer. Illinois

Waters of Mississippi Rivr swallow Community High School during flood of 93 in town of Valmeyer. Illinois

Aerial:1993 flood swallows farmland between bluffs (foreground) & Mississippi; south of St Louis. Illinois

Aerial view of Mississippi River day after record crest of 8/1/93 at the Arch in downtown St Louis Missouri

Aerial: Missouri Rivr tops levee and maroons propane tanks during record flood of Aug 93; St Louis Missouri

Aerial: Missouri Rivr tops levee lined with heavy eqpt and floods farm in Aug 93; St. Louis County Missouri

Submerged ramps maroon the McDonald's restaurant boat in flood of 1993 at the riverfront; St Louis Missouri

Submerged ramps maroon the McDonald's & Robt E Lee boats in flood of 1993 at riverfront; St Louis. Missouri

Submerged ramps maroon the Admiral and Burger King boats in flood of 1993 at riverfront; St Louis. Missouri

Two women & two girls walk past danger signs at riverfront during record flood of 93 in St. Louis. Missouri

Dump truck hauls sandbags thru inundated street near River Des Peres in flood of 93; St Louis. Missouri

Submerged Monsanto sign at inundated Carondelet plant reflects in floodwaters of 1993; St Louis Missouri

Like castle surrounded by moat, Monsanto's Carondelet plant sits in 1993 floodwaters;(h)St. Louis Missouri

Monsanto worker Joe Hejnal surveys damage @ Carondelet plant from boat in record 93 flood;St Louis Missouri

River Des Peres floodwater inundates street lined by brick bldgs in record 1993 flood; St. Louis. Missouri

KFC sign looms above calm backwaters of Carondelet neighborhood in record flood of 93; St. Louis Missouri

Stop signs, homes and RR bridge sit in Rvr Des Peres backwaters in record 1993 flood; St. Louis. Missouri

Brick bldg submerged up to awnings in flood sits in still waters of record 93 flood; St Louis. Missouri

River Des Peres reaches halfway up windows of Carondelet home in record flood of 93; St. Louis Missouri

Gone-Fishing sign outside flooded Guidry's Cajun restaurant adds humor to 1993 flood;(h) St Louis Missouri

'I Can't Swim' sign by a flooded Dairy Queen adds humor to the record flood of 1993; Festus. Missouri

Crowd of volunteers fills sandbags for levee in record flood of 93 on Mississippi Rvr; Kimmswick Missouri

National guardsmen sandbag levee as Mississippi continues rising in record 1993 flood; Kimmswick. Missouri

Two natl guardsmen discuss logistics as other men sandbag levee in record 1993 flood; Kimmswick. Missouri

Three natl guardsmen toss sandbags along line atop levee during record 1993 flood; Kimmswick. Missouri

National guardsman tosses sandbag in a blur to buddy atop levee in record 1993 flood; Kimmswick. Missouri

Natl guardsmen rest atop their levee as waters swallow home on other side in 93 flood;Kimmswick Missouri

Sand-smeared face of natl guardman reflects grueling hours spent sandbagging levee at Kimmswick. Missouri