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Commerce residents concerned as Mississippi River rises

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The river has submerged many streets in town (Source: Mike Mohundro). The river has submerged many streets in town (Source: Mike Mohundro).
The closing of roads is a major inconvenience (Source: Mike Mohundro). The closing of roads is a major inconvenience (Source: Mike Mohundro).
Some are forced to get to their homes by boat (Source: Mike Mohundro). Some are forced to get to their homes by boat (Source: Mike Mohundro).
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COMMERCE, MO (KFVS) -

With the latest rainfall, the rivers are on the rise once again. Flooding is always a concern along the banks of the Mississippi River.

One town that has seen its fair share of flooding is Commerce, Missouri.

Residents are concerned as the water levels continue to rise.

The river has submerged many streets in town.

The closing of roads is a major inconvenience for a lot of people who live in Commerce.

One resident tells Heartland News he is ready to build a levee in his front yard if the water gets much closer.

"Everybody is concerned about it but we hope it don't get us, that's all," said Darrell Williams of Commerce.  "I've got a backhoe over there, so I'll build a levee if I have to."

Others are forced to get to their homes by boat, while some may not even be able to get to their house.

According to the National Weather Service, the Mississippi River is expected to crest at 41.5 feet later this week.

Thebes, Illinois is expected to crest at 40.5 feet.

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