Floodwaters test sandbag fortifications around Missouri

  • Main Street in downtown Grafton, Ill., is swamped with Mississippi River flood water during historic flooding in Grafton on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

  • Mississippi River flood water surrounds a home built on high ground outside of West Alton, Mo., during historic flooding on the river on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

  • Mississippi River flows over the breached Pin Oak levee flooding homes and buildings in Winfield during historic flooding on the river on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The flooding Missouri and Mississippi rivers were testing sandbag fortifications Wednesday as surging waters making their way downstream rose to some of their highest levels in more than two decades in parts of Missouri.

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