Rising Rivers

The historic Yazoo & Mississippi <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HPR18" title="Connecticut Valley Railroad" href="/topic/travel/connecticut-valley-railroad-HPR18.topic">Valley Railroad</a> Station is surrounded by floodwater in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mississippi river at Vicksburg is expected to crest May 19. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding along the Mississippi River from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> to Louisiana.

( Getty Images / May 18, 2011 )

The historic Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station is surrounded by floodwater in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mississippi river at Vicksburg is expected to crest May 19. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana.

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