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Fears of more deaths, devastation in flood-hit Missouri

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REELING FROM FLOODS. A man removes debris from a business on December 30, 2015 in Fenton, 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. Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images/AFP
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urges residents to follow orders amid the historic flooding

CHICAGO, United States (Jan. 1, 2016) — Residents in the flood-ravaged US state of Missouri waited anxiously Thursday, December 31 (January 1 in Manila) to see how high the mighty Mississippi River would rise, as the death toll from the record-breaking deluge rose to 14.

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