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Downtown Davenport, Iowa Floods After Temporary Levees Fail

Downtown Davenport, Iowa Floods After Temporary Levees Fail

Downtown Davenport, Iowa flooded after HESCO barriers in the region failed sometime around 3:30 p.m. local time as the Mississippi River rose to nearly 6.71m, with no injuries reported but authorities and volunteers having to rescue some people by boat, the Quad-City Times reported on Tuesday.

Spectacular Photos Of The US Navy’s Most Powerful Battleship Ever

Spectacular Photos Of The US Navy’s Most Powerful Battleship Ever

This is the USS Iowa, the first of the largest, most powerful battleship class ever in the United States Navy, equipped with nine 16-inch (406mm) guns that could fire nuclear shells — the only American ship in history with this capability. This photo series is old but still stunning.