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Dangerous Flood India 2017
A storm system that stalls over the Mississippi River Basin creates a dangerous flooding situation for all the communities near the banks of the river.
BY ALLIE SPILLYARDS
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
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As the Mississippi River rises to historic levels- reporters are grabbing their boots and waders and heading to the underwater parts of Memphis.
“Just so you can see, I’m only half way down this stair case down into this area where tourists normally walk over to the riverboats back there. But this water could be easily six feet or higher as we get down this staircase.” (CNN)
“We’ve seen fish and snakes just running around and we’re told this water could still be here by next week.” (ABC)
“The danger continues south of here. Natches, Mississippi, Vicksburg, Mississippi are in line next. The casinos and businesses there are now starting to close. (NBC)
But is all the attention too little, too late? At a time when international affairs are stealing headlines, a blogger for American Thinker thinks the dangerous flooding took a backseat to more sensational stories.
“Virtually unreported by the national media ... is the greatest flood on the Mississippi River and lower parts of the Ohio River since 1937. Are radio stations playing- as they did after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans ... Randy Newman's great ‘Louisiana 1927’? Is CNN going wall-to-wall? … Nope.”
But a blogger for Gather writes, maybe the situation isn’t as dramatic as Katrina because lessons were learned after levys broke in New Orleans.
“Southerners and Memphis residents won't go down without a fight: ...lessons from past disasters... have shown city officials the importance of going door-to-door to warn residents. They are also taking care to patrol neighborhoods to prevent looting.”
And reporters from Sacramento’s KCRA focus on those door-to-door efforts- reporting- local officals aren’t relying on TV stations to get the word out about evacuating threatened areas.
“They’re doing that door to door because during Katrina people relied on TV quite a bit and what they discovered was people were out sandbagging and weren’t necessarily watching TV the entire time."
According to The New York Times, flood waters in Memphis are expected to crest on Tuesday. The river will remain at its peak for nearly 2 days before beginning to recede.
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