Rising Waters

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 8:16am

Flooding continues across six states.

Massive flooding continues across six states.

In parts of western Tennessee there is water as far as the eye can see.

The state's governor has requested ten million dollars in federal emergency funding.

The Mississippi River has already breached its banks in Memphis, where rising floodwaters are threatening neighborhoods.

On the other side of the Mississippi large parts of eastern Arkansas are submerged, including dozens of highways and roads.

Experts are trying to minimize damage.

The Army Corps of Engineers blew up a levee near Cairo, Illinois sacrificing 130,000 acres of land and 100 homes to save the community of 2,800.

Concerns continue to rise downstream.

City officials in Vicksburg, Mississippi are warning residents the coming flood could be of historic proportions.

Casinos in Tunica aren't gambling with mother's nature's destructive power.

Money is being taken away for safe-keeping.

Many casino operators expect to be shut down by flooding for at least three weeks.

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