July 1, 1993 |
Pelting rain continued to swell the upper reaches of the Mississippi River into a debris-choked torrent Wednesday, and with more storms predicted for the rest of the week, emergency officials braced for the possibility of evacuating some low-lying communities. At least two people were reported drowned Wednesday along surging tributaries in Minnesota. Authorities reported that an 11-year-old girl drowned while wading in floodwaters near LeCenter, Minn. The body of a 4-year-old St. Paul, Minn.