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- Dan Swanson, reporter for the Hamburg Reporter
Flooding along the Missouri River is expected to break decades-old records this summer and test its system of levees, dams and flood walls like never before. The swollen river is already threatening the small southwest Iowa town of Hamburg.
Crews were scrambling Monday to pile massive sandbags on a faltering levee and build a secondary barrier. The fire chief says that if those efforts fail, parts of Hamburg could be under as much as 8 feet of water for a month or more.
- Hamburg Reporter: Levee breach near Hamburg prompts swift evacuation
This segment aired on June 7, 2011.