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Monday, May 23, 2011
Mississippi Flooding: Homes Turned Into Islands To Resist Rising River (PHOTOS)
As the massive crest of water surged south along the Mississippi River, many residents were being forced to pack up and head for higher ground as their homes are tragically inundated with floods the likes of which, in many areas, haven't been seen since 1937.
Some residents have taken to building massive earthen levees around their houses in an attempt to stave off the rising waters. As the stunning aerial images below show, those who were successful are left with their own islands -- homes isolated on all sides by the seemingly endless waters of the Mississippi.
Unfortunately, most residents along the river aren't able to save their homes