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Additional storm death; levees strain in Midwest

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - There's been another storm death in Arkansas overnight, on top of the 10 fatalities in the state a day earlier.
The violent weather also damaged more than 100 homes in an East Texas community. And it overturned a trailer at an oil drilling site in Louisiana.
Meanwhile, communities in the central U.S. are fighting to stave off rivers surging from relentless rain.
In tiny Dutchtown in southeast Missouri, volunteers have been filling sandbags and tossing them atop a hastily-constructed 6-foot-tall levee. The community of 34 homes and two businesses is near the Mississippi River.
Parts of southern Missouri had 15 inches of rain over a four-day period before yesterday - and it was pouring down again last night.


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