(NEWSER– The Heartland is under water, with today's expected rain and snow adding to the woes of already-flooded parts of the Midwest, CNN reports. Rising river waters have caused four deaths, forced evacuations in Illinois, and are threatening Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, and Michigan as well. The Mississippi River is expected to peak at more than 11 feet higher than flood stage in Grafton, Ill., this week, and flood watches have been extended for communities along that river's edge as far south as Louisiana. (Things won't get as bad as they did in 2011, however.)

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