Transporting sandbags

City workers transport a load of sandbags to be used in re-enforcing a levee gate past the Yazoo & <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100103000000000" title="Mississippi" href="/topic/us/mississippi-PLGEO100103000000000.topic">Mississippi</a> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HPR18" title="Connecticut Valley Railroad" href="/topic/travel/connecticut-valley-railroad-HPR18.topic">Valley Railroad</a> Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is expected to crest at a record 58.5 feet. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100103100000000" title="Missouri" href="/topic/us/missouri-PLGEO100103100000000.topic">Missouri</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100102400000000" title="Kentucky" href="/topic/us/kentucky-PLGEO100102400000000.topic">Kentucky</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100104500000000" title="Tennessee" href="/topic/us/tennessee-PLGEO100104500000000.topic">Tennessee</a>, and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101600000000" title="Arkansas" href="/topic/us/arkansas-PLGEO100101600000000.topic">Arkansas</a>.

( Getty Images / May 11, 2011 )

City workers transport a load of sandbags to be used in re-enforcing a levee gate past the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is expected to crest at a record 58.5 feet. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

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