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CAPTION ONLY: CAR YIELDS RIGHT OF WAY TO FLOODWATERS

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A car sitting atop a 20-foot pole appears to float in East Hardin, Ill., after a levee on the Illinois River broke Sunday. The deaths of four people in a barricaded park near St. Louis boosted to at least 40 the Midwest toll from more than a month of flooding along the upper Mississippi and its tributaries. Nebraska is battling its worst flooding since the disaster began as thunderstorms dump more water into the saturated Missouri River watershed. While thousands were out of their homes in parts of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, Friday's flooding prompted the Red Cross to open its first evacuation center in Nebraska. The 30-day and three-month outlooks for the Midwest indicate higher than normal rainfall. See story on A3.