Nathan Russell, 11, watches activity in his Newburg, Mo., neighborhood from the home's propane tank as floodwater began to recede after Little Piney Creek overtopped its bank on Wednesday, Aug. 7, ... more 
Nathan Russell, 11, watches activity in his Newburg, Mo., neighborhood from the home's propane tank as floodwater began to recede after Little Piney Creek overtopped its bank on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri National Guard to help with flooding in south-central Missouri. The governor's office says 50 military policemen will help out in the affected areas. Nixon declared a state of emergency Tuesday after heavy rains caused flash flooding and at least one death in the Waynesville area. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed sections of Interstate 44 south of Rolla and U.S. 63 in Maries County after about 6 inches of rain fell Wednesday morning. Several homes were evacuated in the Phelps County town of Newburg. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) less 
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| Photo By AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 5:00 PM EDT