MO Flood Victims Ponder Next Move

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Residents in rural Missouri are cleaning up their water damaged homes after weeks of flooding in the Midwest.

But people in towns like Winfield, Missouri residents are worried about what they'll do next.

Most have flood insurance, but the cost of the insurance keeps going up while their home values go nowhere the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports

Residents are hoping a buy-out will come soon.

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt toured the area Monday with Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff. But Blunt says more discussions are needed to decide on a buyout.

The floodwaters have fallen significantly from peak levels, but Chertoff says some homes still appear to be floating in the water.

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency has been very concerned about towns like Winfield.

The agency asked relief organization Operation Blessing to visit Winfield and help the people there.

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