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  • Spring Flooding-Illinois
    Michelle VanDuynhoven gives her husband, John, a letter to mail at the bottom of the steps to their home on Stonegate Circle, Saturday, April 30, 2013 in Lincolnshire, Ill. John said there was no water in their house because they rebuilt it higher up in 2010. View a photo gallery of flooding pictures.
    George LeClaire | AP
  • APTOPIX Spring Flooding
    A restaurant sits surrounded by floodwater Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Louisiana, Mo. Communities along the Mississippi River and other rain-engorged waterways are waging feverish bids to hold back floodwaters that may soon approach record levels. View a photo gallery of flooding pictures.
    Jeff Roberson | AP
  • Spring Flooding-Illinois
    Rich Sanders checks the level of the water on his boots and decides to walk back to his house on Lincolnshire Way, Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Vernon Hills, Ill. Sanders wanted to checking the water level at the end of the block but turning back on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Rich said his house did not get any water.
    George LeClaire | AP
  • Spring Storms Michigan
    This aerial photograph shows homes in Plainfield Twp. north of Grand Rapids, Mich. surrounded by Grand River flood waters Saturday, April 20, 2013. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell has declared a state of emergency as the city deals with rising waters.
    Chris Clark | AP
  • Spring Storms Michigan
    This aerial photo shows flooded homes and FifthThird Ballpark along the Grand River north of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Saturday, April 20, 2013. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell has declared a state of emergency as the city deals with rising waters.
    Chris Clark | AP
  • Spring Storms Michigan
    This aerial photograph shows homes surrounded by Grand River flood waters Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Robinson Twp., Mich. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell has declared a state of emergency as the city deals with rising waters.
    Chris Clark | AP
  • Spring Storms Michigan
    Michigan State University student Ryen Keenan surfs an eddy in the swollen and fast-moving Red Cedar River with a group of friends on the MSU campus in East Lansing, Mich., Friday, April 19. 2013.
    Rod Sanford | AP
  • Spring Storms Flooding Illinois
    An aerial photo shows buildings for Maze Lumber and,the City of Peru Wastewater Treatment Plant, left, inundated with water from the Illinois River on Friday, April 19, 2-013, in Peru, Ill. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday declared 38 counties as state disaster areas. He said reports indicate that conditions will get worse in the coming days.
    Genna Ord | AP
  • Spring Storms Illinois
    Centennial Beach in Naperville, Ill., has more water than it needs as the city works to clean up from ravaging downtown flooding during recent spring storms Friday, April 19, 2013.
    Daniel White | AP
  • Spring Storms Flooding Illinois
    An aerial photo shows Ottawa Township High School in Ottawa, Ill., and the surrounding neighborhood cut off from the rest of the city Friday, April 19, 2013, due to record-level flooding from both the Illinois River and the Fox River that swelled their banks after days of heavy rainfall. The Main Street bridge may be closed for the next several days, rendering the area impassible. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday declared 38 counties as state disaster areas. He said reports indicate that conditions will get worse in the coming days.
    Genna Ord | AP
  • Spring Storms Flooding Illinois
    An aerial photo shows floodwaters from the Illinois River at near record levels in Utica, Ill., Friday, April 19, 2013. Utica Mayor Fred Esmond issued an evacuation recommendation Thursday, which many residents took. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday declared 38 counties as state disaster areas. He said reports indicate that conditions will get worse in the coming days.
    Genna Ord | AP
  • Spring Storms Illinois
    Mike Salmon, of St. Charles, Ill.,. walks back towards his house after removing large tree trunks from his lawn on Friday, April 19, 2013, after they washed up Thursday from flooding of the Fox River during spring storms.
    Laura Stoecker | AP
  • Spring Storms Illinois
    Efrain Baez, of Des Plaines, Ill., crawls out the trunk of his Volkswagen after getting stuck in a flooded intersection Des Plaines from flooding of the Des Plaines River on Friday, April 19, 2013.
    Bob Chwedyk | AP
  • Spring Storms Indiana
    Kokomo, Ind. firefighters help Steven Loshel out of the boat on South Union Street that they used to rescue him from his home on East Carter Street in Kokomo, Ind on Friday April 19, 2013. The Wildcat Creek was expected to crest sometime Friday evening well above the flood stage.
    Tim Bath | AP
  • Spring Storms Indiana
    Taylor Township Volunteer Firefighters rescue Jimmy White from his truck that was swept away in the water rushing over the Wildcat Creek bridge and roadway on 300 East just south of 100 North on Friday morning April 19, 2013 east of Kokomo, Ind. The driver disregarded the road closed signs thinking he could make it through the water. He was checked by medical personnel at the scene and released.
    Tim Bath | AP
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    A rescue official stands with a motorist stuck in water during heavy rains and flooding in Round Lake Heights, Illinois, Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Pontiac Court and Tomahawk Trail.
    Joe Shuman | MCT
  • Spring Storm Illinois
    East Dundee firefighter Nick Beauchaine, carries a scared dog, "Roxi" after helping her owner from her home in East Dundee, Ill. during a storm on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Torrential rains swept throughout the Midwest with many rivers surging beyond their banks from the downpours in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.
    Brian Hill | AP
  • Spring Storm Illinois
    Lisle, Ill. firefighters carry a resident of the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lisle, Ill. to safety after flood waters threatened the facility during a storm on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Torrential rains swept throughout the Midwest with many rivers surging beyond their banks from the downpours in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.
    Daniel White | AP
  • Spring Storm Flooding
    Trino Sandoval pulls a boat with, from left, Steve McGwann, Jose Gonzalez and Rafael Quintana after they rescued a goat that was stranded in the flooded Hickory Creek near the farm Gonzalez rents in New Lenox, Ill., Thursday April 18, 2013. Torrential rains swept throughout the Midwest with many rivers surging beyond their banks from the downpours in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.
    Matt Marton | AP
  • Spring Storms Flooding
    A skidloader operator takes a break as the construction of a flood wall continues on Thursday afternoon, April 18, 2013, in Clarksville, Mo.,. where water from the Mississippi River threatens historic old homes and businesses along First Street.
    J.B. Forbes | AP
  • Spring Storms Flooding
    Volunteers put sandbags on the tarp covering the dirt berm along First Street on Thursday afternoon, April 18, 2013, in Clarksville, Mo., where the Mississippi River is rising swiftly and threatening the buildings along the riverfront.
    J.B. Forbes | AP
  • Spring Storms Flooding
    Matt Ritter, from St. Charles Amusement Co., moves two pool tables out of Tubby's Grub and Pub on Thursday afternoon, April 18, 2013, in Clarksville, Mo. The pub is on First Street and it could possibly flood if a temporary flood wall doesn't hold.
    J.B. Forbes | AP
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