MO-IL flooding http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Severe Weather Hits St. Louis Area http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/severe-weather-hits-st-louis-area <p><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MOZ063&amp;warncounty=MOC189&amp;firewxzone=MOZ063&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Tornado+Watch">The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch</a> for St. Louis City and several Missouri counties, including Iron, Jefferson, Madison, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve and Washington. <strong>The Tornado Watch is in effect until 11 a.m.</strong></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:22:04 +0000 Julie Bierach 25546 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Severe Weather Hits St. Louis Area Report: 2011 Flood "Exposed Vulnerabilities" On Mississippi River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-2011-flood-exposed-vulnerabilities-mississippi-river <P>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the near-historic Mississippi River flood of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like no other flood before it.</P> <P>A report released Monday by the Army Corps said the Mississippi River and Tributaries system was operated as it was designed to work and was mostly successful in fighting the flood along most of the nation's most important inland waterway. However, the report said the spring 2011 flood exposed vulnerabilities in many system components and the plans used to operate them. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:33:44 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 9632 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: 2011 Flood "Exposed Vulnerabilities" On Mississippi River