Army Corps of Engineers' Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh speaks during a news conference at the Birds Point levee Monday, May 2, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. Walsh has given the order to blow a two-mile ... more 
Army Corps of Engineers' Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh speaks during a news conference at the Birds Point levee Monday, May 2, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. 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 7:15 PM EDT