"Floodwaters around the South Dakota capital of Pierre are rising and they're about to get much higher. The dams along the Missouri River can't hold back a massive surge of water spurred by record rains in Montana.
The Army Corps of Engineers is about to open those dams to record flows. Residents are hoping that temporary levees will keep them from losing their homes and businesses.
In this instance, there is an advantage to having a mobile home. If your neighborhood is about to flood, just pull up a truck and move the house — unless, that is, your trailer gets stuck in the mud."
Charles Michael Ray reports for NPR's Morning Edition June 3, 2011.