Town Sits High and Dry After Relocation

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The town of Valmeyer, Ill., was destroyed in the 1993 floods. Instead of rebuilding back in the flood plain, locals moved the town to the top of a nearby bluff. It was a long process and some residents of the town — southeast of St. Louis — didn't return after the rebuilding. But now folks don't have to worry about the rising Mississippi River.



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