Flooding hits Midwest

Associated Press
A swing set sits submerged in floodwater from the Mississippi River, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Clarksville, Mo. Many have come to the aid of the tiny community, working since Wednesday to build a makeshift sandbag levee that seemed to be holding as the crest, expected to be 11 feet above flood stage, approaches. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Heavy rains and flooding have slammed the Midwest region, shutting major expressways, delaying commuter trains for hours, cancelling flights and closing dozens of suburban schools.