South Dakota April 5 joined the list of mid-west American states stricken by floods. Rivers,?
GV Highway 77 approach to Big Sioux river bridge.
MS National guardsmen.
LS Flood waters below bridge.
LS Flooded houses and motel.
LS Various scenes of South Dakota side of river and sign: "South Dakota, Land of Infinite Variety:"
GV Various scenes of flooding.
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Background: South Dakota April 5 joined the list of mid-west American states stricken by floods. Rivers, swollen by melting snow and Spring rain, rise and burst their banks, inundating nearby towns and farmland.
Worst hiteare Illinois and Missouri, where the mighty Mississippi has ripped open river defence - the levees - and deluged the countryside. Several thousand families have fled the rising waters and 930,000 acres of rich farmland are feet deep in flood water. Students joined farm workers, civil defence members and troops Students joined farm workers, civil defence members and troops in many areas to sand-bag damaged embankments.
Swollen rivers have carried havoc to other parts of North America, to New York state and New England, where the worst floods in 20 years are forecast.