Employees of Home City Ice in St. Louis, Mo., were busy picking up ice freezers in areas that will likely flood Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Grafton, Ill. Grafton is on the confluence of the Mississippi ... more 
Employees of Home City Ice in St. Louis, Mo., were busy picking up ice freezers in areas that will likely flood Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Grafton, Ill. Grafton is on the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The Mississippi River continued its slow rise Tuesday at several Missouri and Illinois towns, but there was reason for optimism after overnight rainfall wasn't as bad as predicted. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman) BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT OUT; ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH OUT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Telegraph, John Badman
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 3:27 PM EDT