The water level in the Mississippi River close to record

Flood

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10.05.11.V U.S. water level in the Mississippi River approaches rekordnomu.Tysyachi local residents already evacuated due to severe flooding, many others face a similar fate.

Particularly difficult situation in Memphis, some areas of the city are already under water. Closed local casino.

Now the width of the Mississippi near Memphis to nearly 5 km, which is six times the normal size. On the river, built numerous dams that prevent flooding of coastal lands. Ready thousands of sandbags. Mississippi speed almost doubled — up to 20 kilometers per hour.

Suffer from flooding just eight U.S. states. In 1927, the Mississippi was the so-called "great flood" that killed hundreds of people. According to weather forecast, rainfall will go to the region for the next several days.

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