Floods

A crane stands in front of a flooded house along the Mississippi River in Vicksburg, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100103000000000" title="Mississippi" href="/topic/us/mississippi-PLGEO100103000000000.topic">Mississippi</a>. Floodwaters are beginning to gradually recede in Vicksburg but are likely to remain above flood stage for weeks. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100102500000000" title="Louisiana" href="/topic/us/louisiana-PLGEO100102500000000.topic">Louisiana</a>. Mississippi, <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 23, 2011 )

A crane stands in front of a flooded house along the Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Floodwaters are beginning to gradually recede in Vicksburg but are likely to remain above flood stage for weeks. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

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