Flood Waters Roll On

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10:36am

Mississippi and Louisiana brace for flood waters making their way down the Mississippi river.

The Mississippi has reached its peak in Memphis, but the water and the problems it brings are going to be there for a while.

"It'll be several days before anyone can think about getting back into the areas to begin the clean-up work," says Shelby County EMA Director Bob Nations.

Hundreds have been forced out of their homes and remain unsure of what they'll find when they can finally get back.

Now the flood waters are taking aim on Mississippi.

Vicksburg is expected to see record levels.

That water is already creeping in, forcing families to move to higher ground.

In Tunica luck has run out at the city's nine casinos; the main source of income in the area could be washed out for a month, or more.

Most of the water will ultimately end up in Louisiana.

It's already spilling over roadways and inching into neighborhoods in St. Francisville.
 

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