Transporting sandbags

City workers transport a load of sandbags to be used in re-enforcing a levee gate past the Yazoo & Mississippi <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 Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

( 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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