Work crews sandbagged a levee in hopes of containing the swollen Wabash River on Monday. Freezing cold reinforced other Indiana levees with ice.

The river was expected to crest Monday at 21.4 feet here, the last major Indiana town to feel the brunt of flooding that has caused at least one death and driven 2,000 families from their homes since Dec. 29.The predicted crest would be about a foot below a half-mile levee that was raised a foot by about 20 landscapers, maintenance workers and restaurant employees who piled sandbags all weekend long.