We live only 35 miles from the Mississippi River. It is expected to crest May 12 at 7 feet above the 1927 flood stage. At that time the water came within 7 miles of where I live. We are on a high prarrie so I'm not too worried. More concerned about all the snakes and other varmits that will move our way to escape the flood waters should the levees not hold. Please keep all those who live or work along the river in your prayers. Prepare for the worst and Pray for the best.