Army Corps of Engineers' Col. Carlin Bennett speaks to reporters following a news conference at the Birds Point levee Monday, May 2, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. Army Corps of Engineers' Maj. Gen.... more 
Army Corps of Engineers' Col. Carlin Bennett speaks to reporters following a news conference at the Birds Point levee Monday, May 2, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. Army Corps of Engineers' Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh has given the order to blow a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee later tonight in southeast Missouri, which would flood 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County but protect nearby Cairo, Ill. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jeff Roberson
Mon, May 2, 2011 7:14 PM EDT