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    Epic Flood

    The Mississippi and many of its tributaries are expected to flood in the next week or so. Predictions are that this flood will be higher than the 1927 "Great Flood", with the possibility of levees breaking making the flooding worse.

    "On May 18, the Mississippi River is expected to crest at a record 57.5 feet in Vicksburg. Natchez will be even harder hit, cresting on May 20 at a record 64 feet - six feet above all previous records."
    Link to local story: Corps: Extensive Mississippi flooding expected | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com

    Facebook page with updates: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mi...17655291651095


    My area is about 40 miles from the Mississippi and about 20 miles from the Big Black so we are not expecting problems here.

    Are any of you affected? If so, how are you affected? Any news stories from your area?
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    So many natural disasters these days. Hope everyone stays safe.

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    We're suffering from the other end of the spectrum here; drought. Which is contributing to the wildfire danger. We've had just enough sporadic rains to keep things alive, but stock ponds are going dry & lake levels are low.

    Wish we each could share; I'd let you have some of my dry for a little bit of your rain.
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    That is awful.




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    Not sure if we live close enough to be effected.







    Seriously, we live 5.5 blocks on the side street in the last pic from the Mighty Mississippi. We are a little concerned. There are 2 spillways that the Corp of Engineers are going to open. It's just a matter of time. Monday maybe. A lot of people are going to loose a lot. Hopefully the more populated areas will be spared.
    In the late 90's the water rose to serious levels. Where my unit is parked my right tires were on gravel and my left ones were in the river. The levee held.


    Governor says Bonnet Carre Spillway will open Monday - WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |
    Mayor files declaration of emergency - WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |
    Deputies patrol levee and river - WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |
    Angola Prison keeps very keen eye on rising waters - WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |
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    Coast Guard closes stretch of Mississippi River | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com

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    Yeah, we're on the other side from Lew -

    I figure if it floods, we'll load everyone in busses and ship them to New Orleans

    Where they'll be safe - the bonne carre' should take care of The Crescent

    Plus we owe them some love

    Nah, seriously

    They are taking this sucker very serious around here from what I can gather

    If that river goes, it could get very scary in the capital city

    I'll try to get some pictures from this side - but it'll all look the same, water to the top of the tub basically
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    Yup, yup.
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    It has been very serious here in Southern Illinois. Multiple towns have been evacuated, levees broken resulting in entire towns lost. Photos taken showing bottles floating on the water, floating because they're attached to the street signs many feet below. I have many family members staying in shelters right now, and we're all just praying for relief for everyone affected by this flood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsdscott View Post
    It has been very serious here in Southern Illinois. Multiple towns have been evacuated, levees broken resulting in entire towns lost. Photos taken showing bottles floating on the water, floating because they're attached to the street signs many feet below. I have many family members staying in shelters right now, and we're all just praying for relief for everyone affected by this flood.

    Hang in there. Prayers sent.
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    Hope you all stay safe.

 

 

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