Rising Mississippi River Threatens Residents
Posted on May 6, 2011
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
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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