Flooding along the Mississippi River
Updated: Monday, April 22 2013, 08:37 AM EDT
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan isn't the only place dealing with serious flooding. Communities along the Mississippi River are having the same problem.
The Mississippi has already reached 10 to 12 feet above flood stage and it is expected to crest Monday.
Residents along the river banks in Illinois and Mississippi have been asked to leave the area.
Meantime, the National Guard has helped build temporary flood walls, trying to protect the towns.
Officials say at least three people were killed when their vehicles were swept off flooding roads.