a lot of readers have come to my blog recently by searching google for "mississippi river flooding" and landing on this old post from the flood in '08. i thought i'd post a few images from the flood happening right now in natchez, ms (where i'm originally from and my family lives) and vidalia, la and some surrounding areas since i'm sure that's what you all really want to see.


none of these photos were taken by me, but the orignal sources are listed and linked:


from flickr user frank3.0 (who, as a side note, takes such wonderful photos. please also see his blog, lemonsandbeans ):


hesco barriers at vidalia, la:


Hesco Barriers at Vidalia, LA


flooding at bayou sarah:


Flooding at Bayou Sarah


water behind the levee at yucatan landing:


Water Behind the Levee at Yucatan Landing


pintails flocking on the new levee (not showing you much of rising waters, i know, but just too beautiful of a photo - i couldn't bear to leave it out):


Pintails Flocking on the New Levee


water on both sides of us:


Water on Both Sides of Us


high water at vidalia, la:


High Water at Vidalia, LA


sandbags at vidalia, la:


Sandbags at Vidalia, LA


from the natchez democrat (local newspaper):


coast guard station on may 11:


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coast guard station on may 13:


coast guard station may 13.jpg


deer park area on may 11:


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giles island on may 11:


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old river area on may 11:


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lake mary on may 11:


lake mary may 11.jpg


riverview rv park playground:


river view rv park playground may 11.jpg


saint catherine creek on may 11:


saint catherine creek may 11.jpg


natchez under the hill on may 13:


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vidalia riverfront on may 13:


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from the us army corp of engineers flickr stream:


natchez prep:

Natchez prepares for flooding


vidalia on may 13:


Vidalia Convention Center Flooded


Mississippi River flooding Convention Center area


hunting camps and homes:


Mississippi River flooding


and from this stream here :


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jm jones lumber company self-constructed levee:


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earlier work to protect natchez and vidalia riverfronts:


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working at riverfront may 5 vidalia.jpg


isle of capri on may 12:


isle of capri on may 12.jpg


angola inmates transferred and temporary buildings built:


angola inmates transferred with med probs 2.jpg


angola inmates transferred with med probs.jpg


angola temp sturctures.jpg


from city of vidalia facebook page :


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gov. jindal flying in:jindal flying in.jpg


vidalia levee:levee around vidalia.jpg


from this facebook album :


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vidalia convention center:


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promise hospital:


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promise hospital.jpg


vidalia riverfront:


riverfront.jpg


natchez bluff:


natchez bluff.jpg


louisiana levee:


louisiana levee.jpg


under the hill:


under the hill.jpg


anna's bottom:


anna's bottom.jpg


anna's bottom2.jpg


others:


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from my sis n' law's sister:


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hope this helps anyone looking for images of natchez and surrounding areas - i know it can be hard to find photos specific to the area through just a google search.

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