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    John Dunham (Owensboro, Ky.) Messenger-Inquirer As rivers continue to rise from Illinois to Mississippi, Allen Henderson keeps his balance in the floodwaters of Panther Creek at his home in Pettit, Ky., on Wednesday. Forecasters said some high-water records set during the great Mississippi River Valley floods of 1927 and 1937 could fall. President Barack Obama declared parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky disaster areas. For the story, see Page A8.
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    Wade Payne Associated Press Joe Bledsoe paddles a boat through his Bogota, Tenn., neighborhood Saturday. As Memphis readied for expected flooding of the Mississippi River, some Kentucky residents upriver returned to their homes. Residents in low-lying areas of Memphis were warned to evacuate, and nearby, Shelby Mayor Mark Luttrell said he feared a "large-scale disaster."
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