Mississippi River rises--over 2000 homes evacuate *Video*

Mississippi River rises--over 2000 homes evacuate *Video*

Tunica : MS : USA | May 07, 2011 at 9:35 AM PDT
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Over 2,000 homes, hundreds of businesses, and casinos are being evacuated near the Mississippi River and along the river's tributaries as the waters rise and flood many counties in the area.

The Emergency Management Agency in Mississippi is reporting around 2,200 homes are being asked to evacuate while the river continues rising to dangerously high levels.

The Examiner.com is reporting that in Warren county alone there are 1500 homes needing to evacuate. The other 11 counties experiencing evacuation are: Tunica, Coahoma, Washington, Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Claiborne, Yazoo, Adams, Jefferson, Wilkinson.

According to CNN.com, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said, "When you see the Mississippi River and it's about two miles wide because it's lost its borders, it's sobering,"

Clouded brown water overwhelmed entire neighborhoods, with only the roofs of buildings and the tops of trees visible from the sky.

On Wednesday, the Mississippi River is expected to crest about 14 feet above flood stage at Memphis. Many homeowners who are evacuating are wondering what they will come home to when they return.

Authorities are being proactive and making plans as if the river will exceed that forecast, said Bob Nations, director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.

"This is an act of nature, and nature plays funny tricks sometimes," he said.

There are videos circulating and on YouTube predicting this weather as a Biblical prophecy indicating this is near the end times when Jesus Christ will return.

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