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As floodwater recedes, river communities expect damage to surpass $2 billion


As floodwaters recede in communities along the Mississippi River banks, mayors are warning that damage to personal and commercial property will probably greatly exceed the original $2 billion estimate, Iowa Public Radio reports. The Quad Cities reached a flood duration record of 96 days before the Mississippi fell below flood stage last week; in Burlington, the river has been above banks for 104 days and counting.

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