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Rising Mississippi River Threatens Residents

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Posted on May 6, 2011
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People living along the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tenn., are being asked to evacuate their homes after floodwater levels broke an 80-year record high earlier this week. Communities in several other states are also in danger. —ARK

BBC:

Fears are growing among US residents living along the Mississippi River as rising flood waters threaten communities in states from Illinois to Louisiana.

Police officers went door-to-door in Memphis, Tennessee urging residents to leave nearly 1,000 homes near the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Sections of the Mississippi Delta also began to flood early on Friday.

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