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Last Updated: Thursday May 10 2007 10:38 GMT

In pictures: Floods as US river bursts its banks

People rowing away from their flooded home

Thousands of people in America have had to flee their homes after the Missouri River burst its banks after days of heavy rain.

Flooded farmlands

Some areas of farmland in the surrounding area of Kansas City have been left under more than 2m of water.

Sand bags

Locals have been filling sand bags to help others who are trying to stop the rising flood waters.

Man stacking sand bags around his home.

This man's building a wall of the sand bags around his home to try to keep the water at bay.

Flooded railway

People are having to rely on boats to get about as most of the rail links in the area have been left under water...

Flooded roads

And loads of roads are being closed too as the flood waters move across the state.

Girl watching Missouri River

This little girl is keeping her doll safe while watching the river, which rose about 1.5m in just one day in Rocheport!!!

Flooded veterinary clinic

This vets clinic is just one of the buildings that's been closed because of the floods, but don't worry about the animals - they've all been moved to safety.



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