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Post  Admin on Mon May 09, 2011 1:42 pm

The Mississippi River is expected to bring near-record flooding to Memphis. It had been expected to crest Tuesday, but the forecast has been moved up to Monday. 'We don't have as much time, but fortunately we're ready for it,' Mayor AC Wharton Jr. says. The flooding in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys is largely the byproduct of torrential rains throughout the region. Over one two-week stretch, there was about 600% more precipitation than usual, Reichling said. The weather now appears to be. Work continued over the weekend to prepare vulnerable areas from flooding along the Mississippi River in Mississippi and Louisiana. In Vicksburg, Miss., workers raised about a quarter-mile of abandoned railroad bed to protect a neighborhood.. May 9 (Bloomberg) -- The Mississippi River, the largest US river system, is forecast to crest today in Memphis, Tennessee, just below its 74-year-old record, as a bulge of water moves south toward the riverside refineries in Louisiana.. The report The Mississippi River and Tributaries Project: Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway provides an intriguing history of the Birds Point Levee and the New Madrid Floodway. It has been 74 years since the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway by-pass has. A barge travels up the Mississippi River Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Memphis, Tenn. as flood waters continue to rise. The Mississippi spared Kentucky and northwest Tennessee any catastrophic flooding and no deaths have been reported there,. WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forecasters are predicting catastrophic flooding may occur along the Mississippi River in the next few days, and the American Red Cross is ramping up to help people along the river as efforts continue. Navy SEALs recovered videos of the al Qaeda leader's last days in his compound. People in communities threatened by the rising waters fear losing everything. Mississippi River expected to overflow in Memphis, causing even more damage. The spillway diverts water from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain. In Memphis, emergency officials were confident the levees would hold, but warned the river was still dangerous and unpredictable. However, there were no plans for more. The Mississippi rose toward the highest level ever in the river city, flooding pockets of low-lying neighborhoods and forcing more than 1000 people from their homes, though the water was not threatening the music heartland's most recognizable landmarks.

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