levee http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 25 SE Missouri farmers sue over levee breach http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/25-se-missouri-farmers-sue-over-levee-breach <p><strong>Updated 1:23 p.m. May 3 with information about lawsuit:</strong></p><p><em>Via the Associated Press:</em></p><p>A group of 25 southeast Missouri farmers is suing the federal government over its decision to blow a hole in a levee, causing their farmland and houses to flood.</p><p>Cape Girardeau attorney J. Michael Ponder filed the lawsuit Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detonated explosives on the Birds Point levee to ease pressure from the swelling Mississippi River.</p> Tue, 03 May 2011 17:09:24 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1163 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 25 SE Missouri farmers sue over levee breach Army Corps decides to blow up Missouri levee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/army-corps-decides-blow-missouri-levee <p><strong>Updated 10:30 p.m. May 2:</strong></p><p>Around 10:15, the Army Corps of Engineers posted to its <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Birds-Point-New-Madrid-Floodway-Joint-Information-Center/120898681323357">Facebook page </a>that the first section of the levee had been breached.</p><p><strong>Updated 5:58 p.m. May 2 with information that levee will be broken and additional information:</strong></p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to detonate the Birds Point levee in southern Missouri tonight.</p><p>Officials announced the decision this evening.</p> Mon, 02 May 2011 22:35:31 +0000 Maria Altman & The Associated Press 1157 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Army Corps decides to blow up Missouri levee