Record Mississippi flooding caused flooding in eight U.S. states

Spill the Mississippi River, which became the largest in the last 80 years, has led to severe flooding in Tennessee. This was May 9 reported Agence France-Presse.

Usually the width of the channel in the Mississippi River in Memphis is about 800 meters, but on Monday the width over the banks of the river reached 4.8 kilometers.

The flood thousands of state residents were forced to flee their homes. Buildings near the river flooded, some of which the water level reaches two meters. According to authorities, a fully water come no earlier than a month.

Total flooding affected eight states of the Midwest and South, United States. Along with Memphis, considerable damage has been done to New Orleans. According to CNN, to combat the effects of the spill Mississippi connected military.

Source: Lenta.ru.

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